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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 social entities from the conceptions we have of them.
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Manuel DeLanda (born 1952), is a Mexican-American writer, artist and philosopher who has lived in New York since 1975. He is an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, where he teaches courses in architectural theory; lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where he teaches courses on self organization and the dynamics of cities.
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