Assemblage Theory

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Assemblages are individuals: historically unique persistent configurations. Much as are individual humans, but on a different scale with different components. Libertarians get it wrong that human individuals are the only valuable subjects of study. Assemblage theory is not reductionist: it recognizes emergent properties.


A new exposition of assemblage theory [More...]
A review and explication of Manuel DeLanda's book Assemblage Theory (Speculative Realism), which provides provides the first detailed overview of assemblage theory. 'DeLanda emphasizes that social entities (assemblages) are real items in the social world, with a temporally and causally persistent reality; and he denies that the ideas of "essence", "kind", or "inner nature" have a role in science. '
Assemblage Theory (Speculative Realism) (book) (1 link)
"In this book Manuel DeLanda provides the first detailed overview of the assemblage theory found in germ in Deleuze and Guattari's writings. Through a series of case studies, DeLanda shows how the concept can be applied to economic, linguistic, and military history as well as to metaphysics, science, and mathematics."


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