Category Ruyer

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 […]

CFP: Gilbert Simondon and Raymond Ruyer – Special Issue of Deleuze Studies (10.1, spring 2016)

** Deadline extended to Jan. 23 2015 ** CFP: Gilbert Simondon and Raymond Ruyer – Special Issue of Deleuze Studies (10.1, spring 2016) Synopsis: Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) was a philosopher who drew upon a wide variety of resources and thinkers to construct a philosophy of transcendental empiricism. It is becoming well known that Deleuze found […]

Raymond Ruyer and Gilbert Simondon: The Limits of Human Progress (1958/1959)

Here is a PDF of Raymond Ruyer’s “Les limites du progrès humain” which was published in Revue de métaphysique et de morale in 1958 (Number 4). This is the text that Simondon responds to in his own article of the same name, which is included in the Sur la technique (1953-1983) volume recently released by […]

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Raymond Ruyer’s Cybernetics and the Origin of Information

I am going to begin, at a much slower pace than the other Simondon related translations, a translation of Raymond Ruyer’s Cybernetics and the Origin of Information. I think this is an important text, and there should be a lot more interest in it in the coming years as Simondon translations are eventually made available. […]