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A new philosophy of society : assemblage theory and social complexity

Author: Manuel De Landa
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2009, ©2006.
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel De Landa
ISBN: 0826481701 9780826481702 0826491693 9780826491695
OCLC Number: 70059994
Description: v, 142 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Assemblages Against Totalities; 2. Assemblages Against Essences; 3. Persons and Networks; 4. Organisations and Governments; 5. Cities and Nations.
Responsibility: Manuel DeLanda.

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Offers a look at how the contemporary world is characterized by an extraordinary social complexity. This book takes the reader on a journey that starts with personal relations and climbs up one scale  Read more...

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