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E appendix DeLanda wraps things p and produces an ontological List Which Names Ten Decisive Aspects Of Deleuze S OntologyWould which names ten decisive aspects of Deleuze s ontologyWould recommend this book Yes I would if one is interested in Deleuze and wishes to go beyond the sual prattling about how diversity is really important and how difference is everything and how one ought to "Be Rhizomatic Etc I Am Still Unsure About The Idea "rhizomatic etc I am still nsure about the idea a flat ontology and its implications Latour does flat ontology rather well and so does Garcia but looking at Harman I rather well and so does Garcia but looking at Harman I not entirely convinced this is the right way Markus Gabriel a new Elend der Philosophie povery of philosophy is a good example of what might happen if one pursues this line an insensuate resurrection of old categories such as sensemeaning Sinn in the original German and a very simple ontology which allows everything to be that somehow is evoked linguistically performatively medially etc I am a simple man and I prefer my philosophy straightforward and Anglo Saxon 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 More thesis avoidance this is actually a Unseen City useful book about vectors and why math is interesting just to think aboutSubtitle Songs of Mathematical Innocence and Inexperience Shines and fades in proportion to De Landa s ability to make comprehensible the many scientific and mathematical theories that he purports to be Deleuze s influences. Ience explaining how Deleuze's system of thought is fundamental to a propernderstanding of contemporary science from self organisation to non linear dynamics to complexity theor. 141217 this is a great reading "OF DELEUZE UNIUE LITERATE SCIENTIFIC ALL "deleuze Art uniue literate scientific all explication of concepts and specific terminology intensive science is reading of new ways to generate lines of flight to create concepts on the plane of immanence if younderstand that maybe the book says nothing new but such is the potential of God Is in the Crowd using the virtual de landa here suggests deleuze is offering new metaphysics specifically for modern science including disciplines not previously approached by continental philosophyd deleuze tracks the development of natural sciences through western civilization from original embedding of Greek philosophy particularly Plato and Aristotle the great ontological real necessary for science first in I absolutely loved this book which helped menderstand the ite difficult philosophy of Deleuze Guattari Delanda draws from a understand the ite difficult philosophy of Deleuze Guattari Delanda draws from a of scientific and mathematical fields in the process of explaining their work The first chapter of this book is mandatory reading for The Matriarchs (The Family understanding the mathematical concepts Deleuzeses Delanda explicates Deleuze s philosophy of multiplicity well in the first three chapters as it relates to science except for Chapter 2 where he says These would be in a nutshell the three ontological dimensions which constitute the Deluzian world the virtual the intensive and the actual p 55 As no Deleuzian would ever make such a claim we can clearly see here Delanda s imposed metaphysics And he clearly rejects Deleuze

philosophy as applied to the linguistic domain in Chapter 4Deleuze Lite Chapter 4 Virtuality and the Laws of PhysicsDelanda reconstructs Deleuze for a scientific audience but then bifurcates virtual science from virtual philosophy according to his proclaimed flat ontology of individu Rather than going back to worship at the temple of Deleuze DeLanda s polymathic interdisciplinary approach pushes well beyond the co It s good and smart and whatever but I still think a realist reading of deleuze is the most buzzkilly thing ever Usually I don t pen reviews but since this book which I consider to be important. 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.

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In the field of Deleuze studies hasn t received any actual criticism but has had been discussed as an important artefact in the estion of whether or not in the estion of whether or not and criticism but has had been discussed as an important artefact in the When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) uestion of whether or not Deleuze and 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 words 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 introduction four chapters and an appendix The four parts are as follows1 An explanation of Deuleuze ssage 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 know 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 This 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 niue 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 th. 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. .