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First published 10 years ago, Manuel DeLanda's Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy rapidly established itself as a landmark text in contemporary continental thought. DeLanda here draws on the realist philosophy of Gilles Deleuze to the domain of philosophy of science. As well as contemporary philosophical insights, the book also tackles new developments in geometry, complexity theory and chaos theory to bring new insights to our understanding of a scientific knowledge liberated from traditional ideas of essence.

Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series, this edition includes a new preface by Delanda, revisiting the themes of his book ten years on.

Author: DeLanda Manuel
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781780937991
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2013

Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy

Introduction: Deleuze's World

1. The Mathematics of Virtual Philosophy: Manifolds, Vector Fields and Transformation Groups

2. The Actualization of the Virtual in Space

3. The Actualization of the Virtual in Time

4. Virtuality and the Laws of Physics

Appendix: Deleuze's Words


Manuel DeLanda is a distinguished writer, artist and philosopher. He began his career in experimental film, later becoming a computer artist and programmer. He is Gilles Deleuze Chair and Professor of Philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS, Switzerland and lecturer in Architecture at Princeton University, USA. He is the author of Philosophical Chemistry (2015) and Philosophy and Simulation (2011).

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