A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity

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Bloomsbury Academic, Nov 14, 2006 - Philosophy - 142 pages
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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.

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Review: A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity

User Review  - Yalda - Goodreads

Between reading the book and watching his EGS lectures on assemblage theory, watching those lectures is definitely a better option. He is basically presenting the same material, only more straightforward. Read full review

Review: A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity

User Review  - Cameron Kunzelman - Goodreads

DeLanda does a great job of making assemblage theory very clear and showing how it can be applied to various structures at various sizes. Read full review

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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.

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