Category French Philosophy

Mechanology: Machine Typologies and the Birth of Philosophy of Technology in France (1932-1958)

My article on mechanology was just published in the latest issue of Systema. It’s a short article and focuses on a movement in the history of philosophy that was in many ways a failed project and a missed opportunity to create a new field for the philosophical study and science of machines. I address the […]

Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of Information: An Interview with Jean-Hugues Barthélémy

The new issue of Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy is out. It includes an interview that I conducted with Jean-Hugues Barthélémy entitled “Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of Information.” For those of you who don’t know, Barthélémy is a leading expert on Simondon as well as director of Centre international des études simondoniennes. LINK: […]

Book Symposium on Le concept d’information dans la science contemporaine

I’m happy to announce that our Book Symposium on Le concept d’information dans la science contemporaine has just been published online at the journal homepage of Philosophy & Technology. Many thanks to Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Jean-Hugues Barthélémy, Marc J. de Vries, and especially Nathalie Simondon for contributing to the volume. Link: PDF: Book Symposium […]

French and Analytic Philosophy in the 20th Century

I’ll be in Paris at the Université de Paris Ouest (Nanterre La Défense) from roughly June 22 – June 27 (and then hanging around until July 6) participating in a seminar on French Philosophy and Analytic Philosophy in the 20th Century. The Partner University Fund (PUF), a program of the French American Cultural Exchange, has awarded […]