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Two Lessons on Animal and Man

2012
Author:

Gilbert Simondon
Translated by Drew S. Burk

Two Lessons on Animal and Man

The increasingly influential French philosopher presents the history of philosophical discourse in regard to humans, animals, and the vegetal

As a philosopher of technology, Gilbert Simondon’s work has a place at the forefront of current thinking in media, technology, psychology, and philosophy. In this introduction to Simondon’s oeuvre, the reader has access to the grounding of one of the most fundamental and critical questions that has been the focus of philosophy for millennia: the relationship between man and animal.

Simondon is a secret password among certain discussions within philosophy today. As a philosopher of technology, Gilbert Simondon’s work has a place at the forefront of current thinking in media, technology, psychology, and philosophy with complex accounts of man’s relationship to technology and the realm that continues to form via this tension between man and his technical universe. In this introduction to Simondon’s oeuvre, the reader has access to the grounding of one of the most fundamental and critical questions that has been the focus of philosophy for millennia: the relationship between man and animal.

Two Lessons on Animal and Man

Gilbert Simondon (1924–1989) was a French philosopher of technology whose work continues to attract new interest within a variety of academic fields.

Drew S. Burk is an American cultural theorist and translator of contemporary French philosophy.

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