A New Philosophy of Society

Author: Manuel DeLanda
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441114488
Release Date: 2006-09-14
Genre: Philosophy

Manuel DeLanda is a distinguished writer, artist and philosopher. In his new book, he offers a fascinating look at how the contemporary world is characterized by an extraordinary social complexity. Since most social entities, from small communities to large nation-states, would disappear altogether if human minds ceased to exist, Delanda proposes a novel approach to social ontology that asserts the autonomy of social entities from the conceptions we have of them.

A New Philosophy of Society

Author: Manuel DeLanda
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826491695
Release Date: 2006-11-14
Genre: Philosophy

A new and highly original interrogation of social philosophy from one of the world's leading theorists

A New Philosophy of Society

Author: Manuel DeLanda
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441151742
Release Date: 2006-09-14
Genre: Philosophy

Manuel DeLanda is a distinguished writer, artist and philosopher. In his new book, he offers a fascinating look at how the contemporary world is characterized by an extraordinary social complexity. Since most social entities, from small communities to large nation-states, would disappear altogether if human minds ceased to exist, Delanda proposes a novel approach to social ontology that asserts the autonomy of social entities from the conceptions we have of them.

Assemblage Theory

Author: Manuel DeLanda
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9781474413657
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Philosophy

Clarifies and systematises the concepts and presuppositions behind the influential new field of assemblage theoryRead and download the preface, by series editor Graham Harman, and the Introduction to Assemblage Theory for free nowManuel DeLanda provides the first detailed overview of the assemblage theory found in germ in Deleuze and Guattari's writings. Through a series of case studies DeLanda shows how the concept can be applied to economic, linguistic and military history as well as to metaphysics, science and mathematics.DeLanda then presents the real power of assemblage theory by advancing it beyond its original formulation allowing for the integration of communities, institutional organisations, cities and urban regions. And he challenges Marxist orthodoxy with a Leftist politics of assemblages.Key FeaturesCritically connects DeLanda with more recent theoretical turns in speculative realismMakes sense of the fragmentary discussions of assemblage theory in the work of Deleuze and GuattariOpens up assemblage theory to sociology, linguistics, military organisations and science so that future researchers can rigorously deploy the concept in their own fields"e;

Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy

Author: Manuel DeLanda
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781780937991
Release Date: 2013-06-27
Genre: Philosophy

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.

Accumulation

Author: Jennifer Gabrys
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135090463
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Genre: Social Science

From food punnets to credit cards, plastic facilitates every part of our daily lives. It has become central to processes of contemporary socio-material living. Universalised and abstracted, it is often treated as the passive object of political deliberations, or a problematic material demanding human management. But in what ways might a 'politics of plastics' deal with both its specific manifestation in particular artefacts and events, and its complex dispersed heterogeneity? Accumulation explores the vitality and complexity of plastic. This interdisciplinary collection focuses on how the presence and recalcitrance of plastic reveals the relational exchanges across human and synthetic materialities. It captures multiplicity by engaging with the processual materialities or plasticity of plastic. Through a series of themed essays on plastic materialities, plastic economies, plastic bodies and new articulations of plastic, the editors and chapter authors examine specific aspects of plastic in action. How are multiple plastic realities enacted? What are their effects? This book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, human and cultural geography, environmental studies, consumption studies, science and technology studies, design, and political theory.

Architectures of Time

Author: Sanford Kwinter
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262611813
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Architecture

An exploration of twentieth-century conceptions of time and their relation to artistic form.

A New Philosophy of Society

Author: Frederic P. Miller
Publisher: Alphascript Publishing
ISBN: 6134371904
Release Date: 2011-02-26
Genre: Social Science

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity (hereafter referred to as ANPS) is a short 2006 book by Manuel De Landa. ANPS is an attempt to loosely define a new ontology for use by social theorists - one that challenges the existing paradigm of meaningful social analyses being possible only on the level of either individuals (micro-reductionism) or 'society as a whole' (macro-reductionism). Instead, ANPS employs Deleuze's theory of assemblages to posit social entities on all scales (from sub-individual to transnational) that are best analysed through their components (themselves assemblages).

EPZ Thousand Plateaus

Author: Gilles Deleuze
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826476945
Release Date: 2004-09-01
Genre: Philosophy

‘A rare and remarkable book.' Times Literary Supplement Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. He is a key figure in poststructuralism, and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Félix Guattari (1930-1992) was a psychoanalyst at the la Borde Clinic, as well as being a major social theorist and radical activist. A Thousand Plateaus is part of Deleuze and Guattari's landmark philosophical project, Capitalism and Schizophrenia - a project that still sets the terms of contemporary philosophical debate. A Thousand Plateaus provides a compelling analysis of social phenomena and offers fresh alternatives for thinking about philosophy and culture. Its radical perspective provides a toolbox for ‘nomadic thought' and has had a galvanizing influence on today's anti-capitalist movement. Translated by Brian Massumi>

Deleuze

Author: Manuel Delanda
Publisher:
ISBN: 0982706715
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Philosophy

This collection of essays, most published here for the first time, focuses on Gilles Deleuze's ideas about history and science. The focus is on ontological or metaphysical questions, including what are the legitimate inhabitants of the material world--natural and artificial--and what role should science play in determining their legitimacy?

Reassembling the Social

Author: Bruno Latour
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199256044
Release Date: 2005-07-28
Genre: Business & Economics

French sociologist Bruno Latour has previously written about the relationship between people, science and technology. In this book he sets out his own ideas about 'actor network theory' and its relevance to management and organisation theory.

Deleuze and Politics

Author: Ian Buchanan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748631964
Release Date: 2008-05-20
Genre: Philosophy

This volume in the Deleuze Connections series debates and extends Deleuze's political thought through engagement with contemporary political events and concepts. Against recent critique of Deleuze as a non-political thinker, this book explores the specific innovations and interventions that Deleuze's profoundly political concepts bring to political thought and practice. The contributors use Deleuze's dynamic theoretical apparatus to engage with contemporary political problems, themes and possibilities, including micropolitics, cynicism, war, democracy, ethnicity, friendship, revolution, power, fascism, militancy, and fabulation.

Deleuze A Philosophy of the Event

Author: Francois Zourabichvili
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748668311
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Genre: Philosophy

A new translation of two essential works on Deleuze, written by one of his contemporaries. From the publication of Deleuze: A Philosophy of the Event to his untimely death in 2006, Franois Zourabichvili was regarded as one of the most important new voices of contemporary philosophy in France. His work continues to make an essential contribution to Deleuze scholarship today. This edition makes two of Zourabichvili's most important writings on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze available in a single volume. A Philosophy of the Event (1994) is an exposition of Deleuze's philosophy as a whole, while the complementary Deleuze's Vocabulary (2003) approaches Deleuze's work through an analysis of key concepts in a dictionary form.This new translation is set to become an event within Deleuze Studies for many years to come.Key Features: Distinguishes Deleuze's notion of the event from the phenomenological, ontological and voluntarist conceptions that continue to lay claim to it todayWith an introduction by Gregg Lambert and Daniel W. Smith, two of the world's leading commentators on Deleuze, explaining the key themes and arguments of Zourabichvili's work

Information is Alive

Author: Joke Brouwer
Publisher: V2_ publishing
ISBN: 9789056623104
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Art

Edited by Joke Brouwer and Arjen Mulder. Essays by Manuel de Landa, Boris Groys, Winy Maas, Brian Massumi, Sadie Plant, Arjun Appadurai, Scott Lash, Simon Conway Morris, Antonio Damasio, George Dyson, Ryszard Kapuscinski and Ingo Gunter.