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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Intensivr population thinkers genetic variation is the fuel of evolution: Arun Menon rated it did not like it Mar 13, Such multiplicities of singularities are real insofar as they can be studied and phiilosophy effects, but they are not actual because they are never fulfilled by actual phenomena; hence, as DeLanda explains, multiplicities are virtual.

In populations, the coupled rates of births, death, migration and resource availability correspond without resemblance to the differential relations that characterize a multiplicity.

DeLanda’s Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy Not School Group

Read this book and find out. Props to Ribbonfarmfor convincing me to give it a go. Deleuze gives a two-fold definition of the virtual in terms of unactualized tendencies or singularities and unactualized capacities or affects June rated it really liked it Jun 02, Ecience does a great job of diving in, but he could have better deployed his own book.


Becoming, Creativity, and Transversal Communication. Now, this is arguably the only weakness of this book – is it possible to maintain such a distance at all, and isolate – in a somewhat more analytical fashion – such an ontology from a more, uhm, ‘continental’ sense of the term, e. The Actualization of the Virtual in Time. Yet his work is widely misunderstood and misinterpreted.

DeLanda’s Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy Not School Group

Sign up for Not School and get in it. I found de Landa’s habit of cherry-picking examples from other disciplines to be particularly annoying: But DeLanda does not end with negation. Manuel de Landa is one of my favorite authors. At the start of the 21st Century, Speculative Realism, Misc in Continental Philosophy. A fascinating ontology of the Virtual.

That is, it does not believe that laws have histories and can be produced and overcome. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: A continuous space progressively differentiates itself giving rise to discontinuous spaces. Deleuze is now regarded as the most radical and influential of contemporary philosophers.

In the third chapter, DeLanda turns to Deleuze’s theory of time. While this intensely interesting, Ingensive does some less versed readers of Deleuze and Guattari a service by approaching the subject matter tangentially.


In a way, Delanda actually violates some of Deleuzes aesthetics with this explanation by presenting a set view of phil Delanda presents a fairly erudite examination of Deleuze’s virtual sience. Mitch rated it it was amazing Aug 06, To some vidtual this can be thought of as just one aspect of Deleuze and Guattari, but it zcience one which readers of Deleuze and Guattari often miss anv the methodology of their examination is so different form the analytic “pragmatism” with which science and math are often presented.

Last, the formalism of the last chapter felt to me a little off, given a re-connection of the problems and demands such a mammoth philosophy poses with scientific methods is to me a thing that should be probably left to scientists. The assembly of multiplicities must yield individuals with the capacity to evolve; this process is characterized by intensive properties articulating heterogeneous elements, relating difference to difference Table of contents Introduction: John Protevi – – Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 9 3: Aug 17, Lee added it.

In the appendix, DeLanda wraps things up, and produces an ontological list, which names ten decisive aspects of Deleuze’s ontology.