Intensive Science Virtual Philosophy (Continuum Impacts) (KINDLE)

Shines and fades in proportion to De Landa s ability to make comprehensible The Many Scientific And many scientific and theories that he purports to be Deleuze s influences More thesis avoidance this "is actually a useful book about vectors and why math is interesting just to think aboutSubtitle "actually a useful book about vectors and why math is interesting just to think aboutSubtitle of Mathematical Innocence and Inexperience I am a "Simple Man And I Prefer My Philosophy Straightforward And Anglo "man and I prefer my philosophy straightforward and Anglo With its bewildering array of terminology this exhibits the worst excesses of Continental philosophy intended to obfuscate than to elucidate The basic programme of the book to provide a replacement for essentialism seems to be solving a problem which isn t and the proposed solution is neither clear nor convincingI found de Landa s habit of cherry picking examples from other disciplines to be particularly annoying disingenuous at best misleading at worst I wonder if an embryologist or a physicist or a mathematician would feel that de Landa had accurately represented the work in their discipline or whether he is just throwing out examples in an attempt to add some credibility to his specious argumentationIf metaphysics is nonsense then this is as nonsensical as it gets Usually I don t pen reviews but since this book which I consider to be important in the field of Deleuze studies. At the start of the 21st Century Gilles Deleuze is now regarded as the most radical and influential of contemporary philosophers Yet his work is widely misunderstood and misinterp. His is both worthwile and demanding I d highly recommend it A multiplicity the author says is a nested set of vector fields related to each other by symmetry breaking bifurcations together with the distributions of attractors which define each of its embedded levels DeLanda 2013 23pIn the second chapter DeLanda continues his elaboration of Deleuze s ontology Here DeLanda fleshes out his infamous flat ontology which is made exclusively of uniue singular individuals differeing in spatio temporal scale but not in ontological status DeLanda 2013 51 Such an ontology leaves no room for reified totalities eg society DeLanda 2013 147 Rather an ontology of the actual virtual and intensity constitute the explicity non essentialist nature of beingIn the appendix DeLanda wraps things up and produces an ontological list which names ten decisive aspects of Deleuze s ontologyWould I recommend this book Yes I would if one is interested in Deleuze and wishes to go beyond the usual prattling "about how diversity is really important and how difference is everything and "how diversity is really important and how difference is everything and one ought to be rhizomatic etc I am still unsure about the idea of a flat ontology and its implications Latour does flat ontology rather well and so does Garcia but looking at Harman I am not entirely convinced this is the right way Markus. Ience explaining how "Deleuze's system of thought is fundamental to a proper understanding of contemporary science from self organisation to non linear dynamics to "system of thought is fundamental to a proper understanding of contemporary science from self organisation to non linear dynamics to theor. a proper understanding of contemporary science from self organisation to non linear dynamics to complexity theor. Intensive Science Virtual Philosophy (Continuum Impacts)

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Hasn t received any actual criticism but has had been discussed as an important artefact in the uestion of whether or not Deleuze and Guattari ought to be exonerated of the most heinous crime of employing a vocabulary that draws on a wide range of sources among them how dare they also stem i will say a few also STEM I will say a few about the book itself in order to facilitate lecture of this book for those who yet wishhave to read itThe book consists out of four Parts Save The Short save the short four chapters and an appendix The four parts are as follows1 An explanation of Deuleuze s usage of mathematics chapter 1 2 Deleuze s ontology chapter 2 to 3 3 Deleuze s epistemology chapter 4 4 A general clarification of Deleuzian thought and three of his major works authored with Guattari Capitalism and Schizophrenia I and II and What is PhilosophyAs many people now these days DeLanda considers Deleuze to be a realist DeLanda takes a paramount interest in ontology and relegates epistemology to just one chapter which reflects DeLanda s Deleuzian outlook Other than engaging in this in my mind facile discussion of realism vs idealism DeLanda discusses the concept of multiplicity at length This is done primarily in the first chapter where DeLanda shows how decidedly mathematical Deleuze s conception of subjectivity is Reted Here Manuel DeLanda makes sense of Deleuze for both analytic and continental thought for both science and philosophy DeLanda focuses on the intersection of philosophy and sc. ,
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