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.
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 now Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
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 Index