Intensive Science & Virtual Philosophy has ratings and 26 reviews. Here Manuel DeLanda makes sense of Deleuze for both analytic and continental. Nov 24, Regardless, what Delanda has done in this “already classic” book (back cover blurb) is to develop a notion of individuation, the virtual, and the. Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy cuts to the heart of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and of today’s science the start of the 21st Century.

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Jan 16, Niklas rated it really liked it Shelves: The Actualization of the Virtual in Time 4. Thus a topological form a singular point [eg minimal energy] in a manifold guides a process which results in many different physical forms.

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Theoretical Writings Alain Badiou. About Manuel Ad Manuel Delanda began his career in experimental film, became a computer artist and programmer and now teaches philosophy at Columbia University.

Unlike qualitative differences, differences in intensity can drive fluxes of matter or energy Groups are not classified by static properties but in terms of how they are affected or not affected by active transformations, by their response to events that occur to them. In this sense, the book is invaluable and elegant. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: He puts a fork in Essentialism as such, and carefully considers an alternative viryual of becoming.


If a quantity of matter in a given state is divided into two equal parts, each part will have the same value of intensive properties as the original and half the value of the extensive properties Read this intenslve and find out. Props to Ribbonfarmfor convincing me to give it a go.

Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy

Sign in Create an account. In the s, Manuel De Landa focused on intensice, writing computer software, and computer art. The book consists out of four parts save the short introduction ; four chapters and an appendix. All of this has consequences for the capacity to evolve through mutation and selection, the capacity to differentiate differences Still I did find this book well worth reading.

In other words, whenever we speak of the invariant properties of an entity we also need to describe an operator or group of operators capable of performing rotations, translations, projections, foldings, and a variety of other transformations on that entity.

delamda First published 10 years ago, Manuel DeLanda’s Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy rapidly established itself as a landmark text in contemporary continental thought. On many accounts, this is a lovable and welcome book.

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DeLanda translates Deleuze’s ideas into contemporary scientific and mathematical theory, showing how relevant Deleuze’s thought is regarding chaos and complexity theory, emergence, non-linear science, etc. The best examples of intensive differences are the differences in temperature, pressure, speed, chemical concentration, color… 6. Want to Read saving…. Notes; Index show more. We leave to another post the connection between this intensive ontology and a nonlinear history of institutions.


Phase transitions are events which take place at critical values of some parameter switching a physical system from one state to another, like critical points of temp. Roughly, multiplicities act through the attractions singularities exert. The structure of the book is simple, with four chapters devoted to mathematics, space, time, and physics, xnd.

In a way, Delanda actually violates some of Deleuzes aesthetics with this explanation by presenting a set view of philosophy and science as though there was a singular procedure by which Deleuze and Guattari sought to illustrate. He puts a fork in Essentialism as such, vjrtual carefully considers an alternative process What came first the Chicken or the Egg?

The section on intensive time was particularly interesting. Unlike trajectories, a vector field is not composed of individuated states, but of instantaneous values for rates of change. Here Manuel DeLanda makes sense of Deleuze for both analytic and continental thought, for both science and philosophy.

In the final chapter, DeLanda seems to criticize two views of science: Proust and Signs Gilles Deleuze.