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An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo's Commuter Train Network

Michael Fisch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226558417
eISBN:
9780226558691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558691.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network is an exploration of collective life formed at the interstices of human and machine operation within one of the most complex and ... More


Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Didier Debaise

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can experience be thought systematically without transforming the richness of the world as it is lived into reductive philosophical generalities? Can the method of empiricism ever be reconciled with ... More


Soulblind, or On Profanation

Zartaloudis Thanos

in The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634620
eISBN:
9780748652440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634620.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter moves through a sequence of short meditations on Gilbert Simondon's theses on individuation, the contemporary syncope of meaning for Jean-Luc Nancy, Friedrich Nietzsche on Anaximander ... More


The Priority of Events: Deleuze's Logic of Sense

Sean Bowden

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643592
eISBN:
9780748652624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643592.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book shows how the Deleuzian event should be understood in terms of the broader metaphysical thesis that substances are ontologically secondary with respect to events. It achieves this through a ... More


Gilbert Simondon

Alberto Toscano

in Deleuze's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632992
eISBN:
9780748652570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632992.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter evaluates the influence of Gilbert Simondon on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. It suggests that attention to Simondon's presence in Deleuze's thought permits us to move beyond the ... More


Sign and Information: On Anestis Logothetis’ Graphical Notations

Claudia Mongini

in Deleuze and Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638376
eISBN:
9780748652662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638376.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter analyses the work of composer Anestis Logothetis. It explores Logothetis's compositional technique and experimental form of musical notation as an aesthetic and implicitly ... More


Lautman and Simondon – Problematic Ideas and Singularities

Sean Bowden

in The Priority of Events: Deleuze's Logic of Sense

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643592
eISBN:
9780748652624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643592.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter investigates how Albert Lautman and Gilbert Simondon influenced Gilles Deleuze's development of his philosophical concept of the problem or problematic Idea and his philosophy of event. ... More


Conclusion

Sean Bowden

in The Priority of Events: Deleuze's Logic of Sense

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643592
eISBN:
9780748652624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643592.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on how Gilles Deleuze asserted the ontological priority of events over substances in his 1969 work The Logic of Sense. It explains that ... More


Introduction: The Ontological Priority of Events in The Logic of Sense

Sean Bowden

in The Priority of Events: Deleuze's Logic of Sense

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643592
eISBN:
9780748652624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643592.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This volume aims to examine and clarify the complex way in which Gilles Deleuze asserts the ontological priority of events over substances in his 1969 work The Logic of Sense. It examines the way in ... More


Humanisms, Posthumanisms, and Their Discontents

J. Paul Narkunas

in Reified Life: Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280308
eISBN:
9780823281534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280308.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The introduction outlines how we are living in an automated posthuman future with smart machines that blur boundary between human and non-human. The chapter also summarizes the general problems with ... More


Introduction: Toward a Theory of the Machine

Michael Fisch

in An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo's Commuter Train Network

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226558417
eISBN:
9780226558691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558691.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The introduction lays out key methodological contributions and concepts. It does so by first delineating the spatiotemporal gap that train operators maintain in the commuter train network between ... More


Science and Ontology: From Merleau-Ponty's ‘Reduction’ to Simondon's ‘Transduction’

Miguel de Beistegui

in Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748677214
eISBN:
9780748684489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748677214.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter shows how, despite their apparently very different approaches, Merleau-Ponty and Simondon both helped forge the terms of an encounter with science against the backdrop of a philosophical ... More


The Question of the Individual in Georges Canguilhem and Gilbert Simondon

Dominique Lecourt and Arne De Boever

in Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748677214
eISBN:
9780748684489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748677214.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Gilbert Simondon wrote his two major doctoral theses under the direction of the philosopher Georges Canguilhem, who at the time was studying the individual. A few years later, Canguilhem adds a note ... More


The Theatre of Individuation: Phase-Shift and Resolution in Simondon and Heidegger

Bernard Stiegler and Kristina Lebedeva

in Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748677214
eISBN:
9780748684489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748677214.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This article explores the relation between the thoughts of Heidegger and Simondon, a relation that he characterizes as one of both great resonance and great distance. The distance between Heidegger ... More


Technical Mentality1

Gilbert Simondon and Arne De Boever

in Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748677214
eISBN:
9780748684489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748677214.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introduction will provide a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Simondon's work. Beginning with an intellectual biography it outline the philosophical and broader intellectual milieu in ... More


‘Technical Mentality’ Revisited: Brian Massumi on Gilbert Simondon

Arne De Boever, Alex Murray, and Jon Roffe

in Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748677214
eISBN:
9780748684489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748677214.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this posthumously published paper, Simondon seeks to show that there exists what he calls a “technical mentality”. As proof of the existence of a technical mentality in the cognitive domain, ... More


Identity and Individuation: Some Feminist Reflections

Elizabeth Grosz

in Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748677214
eISBN:
9780748684489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748677214.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this interview, Brian Massumi revisits Simondon's work on technology, and discusses in particular Simondon's essay “Technical Mentality”, which is published in this volume. Although the interview ... More


Crystals and Membranes: Individuation and Temporality

Anne Sauvanargues and Jon Roffe

in Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748677214
eISBN:
9780748684489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748677214.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This paper will explore Simondon's understanding of individuation-how it refers to human, animal, natural and material processes-and how Simondon attempts to explain these processes using a series of ... More


The Question of Anxiety in Gilbert Simondon

Igor Krtolica and Jon Roffe

in Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748677214
eISBN:
9780748684489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748677214.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This paper proposes to reflect on the two models of individuation that Simondon presents in his work, namely the crystal and the membrane, by tracing out the differences between the two. The crystal, ... More


Infra-Psychic Individualization: Transductive Connections and the Genesis of Living Techniques1

Marie-Pier Boucher

in Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748677214
eISBN:
9780748684489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748677214.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter offers a critical analysis of the integration of life into design practice. For this enterprise, Simondon's thought holds great potential to rethink the process of coupling life's ... More


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