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Philosophy and Simulation: The Emergence of Synthetic Reason
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Publication date August 27, 2015
Pages 226
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781474252843
ISBN-10 1474252842
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $17.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this groundbreaking book, Manuel Delanda analyzes all the different genres of simulation (from cellular automata and generic algorithms to neural nets and multi-agent systems) as a means to conceptualize the possibility spaces associated with casual (and other) capacities. Simulations allow us to stage actual interactions among a population of agents and to observe the emergent wholes that result from those interactions.

Simulations have become as important as mathematical models in theoretical science. As computer power and memory have become cheaper they have migrated to the desktop, where they now play the role that small-scale experiments used to play. A philosophical examination of the epistemology of simulations is needed to cement this new role, underlining the consequences that simulations may have for materialist philosophy itself.

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 philosophy of technology and the philosophy of science at all levels.

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from Bloomsbury USA Academic (August 27, 2015)
9781474252843 | details & prices | 226 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $17.95
About: In this groundbreaking book, Manuel Delanda analyzes all the different genres of simulation (from cellular automata and generic algorithms to neural nets and multi-agent systems) as a means to conceptualize the possibility spaces associated with casual (and other) capacities.
With Geo W. Proctor, Robert E. Vardeman | from Ace Books (August 1, 1986); titled "The Beasts of the Mist"
9780441051731 | details & prices | List price $2.95
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