Category Simondon

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: […]

Centre international des études simondoniennes

I’m happy to become the newest member of Centre international des études simondoniennes (CIDES). From the website: Le CIDES, Centre international des études simondoniennes, est un centre de recherche de la Fondation “pour la science” et de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris-Nord. Il se propose de : – promouvoir l’oeuvre de Gilbert Simondon, […]

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 […]

Two Examples of Concretization

I have a short article in a new special issue of Platform: Journal of Media and Communication (Vol. 6) on Gilbert Simondon: Media and Technics. It’s a brief paper entitled “Two Examples of Concretization” and it looks at concretization, Simondon’s famous example of the Guimbal turbine, and the more modern example of so-called ‘dirty’ planar […]

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 […]