Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy cuts to the heart of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and of today's science wars. At the start of the 21st Century, Deleuze is now regarded as the most radical and influential of contemporary philosophers. Yet his work is widely misunderstood and misinterpreted. In this already classic work Manuel DeLanda does what the growing host of Deleuzians have falled to do - he makes sense of Deleuze for both analytic and continental thought, for both science and philosophy.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Deleuze's World. 1. The Mathematics of the Virtual: 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. Notes; Index
Manuel Delanda (1952-) began his career in experimental film, became a computer artist and programmer and now teaches philosophy at Columbia University. He is author of the bestselling books, War in the Age of Intelligent Machines and A Thousand Years of Non-Linear History.