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In this groundbreaking book, Manuel DeLanda analyzes different genres of simulation, from cellular automata and generic algorithms to neural nets and multi-agent systems, as a means to conceptualize the space of possibilities
associated with casual and other capacities.
This remarkably clear philosophical discussion of a rapidly growing field, from a thinker at the forefront of research at the interface of science and the humanities, is a must-read for anyone interested in the philosophies of technology, emergence and science at all levels.
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.
Introduction: Emergence in History
1. The Storm in the Computer
2. Cellular Automata and Patterns of Flow
3. Artificial Chemistries and the Prebiotic Soup
4. Genetic Algorithms and the Prebiotic Soup
5. Genetic Algorithms and Ancient Organisms
6. Neural Nets and Insect Intelligence
7. Neural Nets and Mammalian Memory
8. Multiagents and Primate Strategies
9. Multiagents and Stone Age Economics
10. Multiagents and Primitive Language
11. Multiagents and Archaic States
Appendix: Links to Assemblage Theory
ISBN: 9781350096783 ISBN-10: 1350096784 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations Audience:
Number Of Pages: 232 Published: 18th April 2019 Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 13.8
Weight (kg): 0.28