I am interested in reading a philosophy book titled "Intensive Science And Virtual Philosophy" by Manuel DeLanda. It deals with a new field of philosophy called speculative realism. As I understand it, the meaning of speculative realism is that everything is an object, including sodium atoms, people, colors, and feelings. Correct me if I am wrong here.

DeLanda adopts the realist ontology of Deleuze, where multiplicities replace essences in creating an ontology of objects. This concept map shows the contrast. How would one use the concept of multiplicity to explain how people manipulate objects in the universe, like the ones I mentioned above? Would anyone help me understand DeLanda's book in this regard?

  • There's a lot of questions here -- maybe zoom in on what is spec realism? – Joseph Weissman Apr 2 '17 at 13:49
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    You can try also with this book. – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Apr 2 '17 at 15:25
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    Hi, welcome to Philosophy SE. Your question is not of the academic philosophy type that we answer here, Worldbuilding SE or SciFi SE might be better places to ask it. Alternatively, you could ask a different question about the relationship between Deleuzian philosophy and modern science as seen by DeLanda, and ontological advantages of multiplicities vs essences, but leaving out the science fiction part. – Conifold Apr 2 '17 at 20:15
  • Thank you Mauro for your recommendation. It does look like a good book. – user9885 Apr 3 '17 at 0:55
  • There was a useful meta question about this post, why did you remove it? – user2953 Apr 4 '17 at 11:28

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