Category Philosophy

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: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13347-015-0205-z PDF: Book Symposium […]

CFP: “Critical Data Studies” – Big Data & Society Special Theme

CFP: “Critical Data Studies” – Big Data & Society Special Theme Guest Editors: Andrew Iliadis (Purdue University) and Federica Russo (Universiteit van Amsterdam) Critical Data Studies (CDS) is a growing field of research that focuses on the unique theoretical, ethical, and epistemological challenges posed by “Big Data.” Rather than treat Big Data as a scientifically […]

Book Review: Jean-François Lyotard’s Why Philosophize?

Weird how some things come out all at the same time (and book reviews no less!). If you’re interested in Lyotard, my review of the newly released English translation of his Why Philosophize? was just published in Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review. It’s behind a pay wall, unfortunately. The takeaway? The book is interesting in that […]

The Concept of Information in Contemporary Science (1965)

The proceedings from the Sixth Symposium at Royaumont in 1962 were titled Le concept d’information dans la science contemporaine (The Concept of Information in Contemporary Science) and were published three years later in Paris in 1965 by Les Éditions de Minuit. In attendance were Gilbert Simondon, Norbert Wiener, Martial Gueroult, Giorgio de Santillana, Lucien Goldmann, […]

Video – Daniel W. Smith On the Sources of Normativity: A Deleuzean Account

Daniel W. Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University and one of the world’s leading commentators on Deleuze. He is the translator of Deleuze’s Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation and Essays Critical And Clinical, as well as Isabelle Stengers’ The Invention of Modern Science and Pierre Klossowski’s Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle. […]

Images – Gilbert Simondon’s Communication and Information Courses and Conferences

Communication and Information is the final part of a three volume set of Simondon’s courses and conferences. While the first volume, Courses on Perception, covers 1964 – 1965, and the second volume, Imagination and Invention, covers 1965-1966, this collection contains work dating from 1960 all the way up to 1976. The collection is edited by […]