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Two Lessons on Animal and Man

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Simondon is a secret password among certain discussions within philosophy today. As a philosopher of technology, 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 itself via this tension between man and his technical ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published June 13th 2012 by Univocal (first published 2010)
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Bookworm
Jul 03, 2013 Bookworm rated it liked it
The book comprises two lessons that were used as an introduction to an animal course on general psychology that Simondon taught until 1967. The text seeks to compare the principle conceptions and differences between human and non-human animals for the end purpose of learning about animal psychology. Simondon begins with a study of the history of "animal life."

A quick and easy read on the history of philosophical views that underpinned the relations between humans and non-human animals, beginning
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Simondon

Gilbert Simondon (1924 - 1989) was arguably one of the most original and innovative thinkers in contemporary French philosophy. A student of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Simondon’s work has has had an influence on a wide variety disciplines ranging from philosophy and anthropology, to media and cybernetics. As Aislinn O’Donnell describes: ‘On one page, he may describe an electrical field, on another, detail the genesis of the crystal, and on another, reflect on anxiety, anguish and spiritual

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A really nice little introduction to the history of thinking w/r/t the distinctions between what gets called the animal and what calls itself human.
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