A New Philosophy of Society (Hardcover)

Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity

By Manuel Delanda, Manuel De Landa

Continnuum-3PL, 9780826481702, 150pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 2006

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Paperback (9/14/2006)
Paperback (4/18/2019)

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Description

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.


About 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.