New Philosophy Of Society / Edition 1

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826481702
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/14/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Assemblages Against Totalities
2. Assemblages Against Essences
3. Persons and Networks
4. Organisations and Governments
5. Cities and Nations

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