Complexity Theory and Philosophy

21 March 2006 at 12:40 pm 2 comments

I’ve been delving into explanations of Gilles Deleuze’s work by Manuel DeLanda (Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy) as well as Bonta and Protevi (Deleuze and Geophilosophy:  A Guide and Glossary).  These help to make his difficult work understandable, and having read SciAm articles on attractors and chaos theory and complexity theory has helped to follow the connection between these fields and the work that Deleuze (including his collaborations with Guattari) has done in the past.  I’ve been reading Deleuze and Guattari for over 15 years now and sensed that they were doing what I’ve been pursuing all along–trying to derive philosophy from contemporary physics and mathematics–but never has it been more clear that this is the case than when I read DeLanda (and, following in his footsteps, the geographers Bonta and Protevi). 

I am more convinced now of the central importance of Deleuze in contemporary philosophy


Entry filed under: complexity theory, philosophy, science.

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