Post by: François Laruelle
Laruelle, François. “Le concept d’une ‘technologie première’” in Gilbert Simondon: une pensée de l’individituation et la technique. Paris: Albin Michel, 1994. 206-219.
The Concept of a “First Technology”
A “Unified Theory” of Technics and Technology
In order to define the object of which we speak and to ...
Translated by Taylor Adkins and Chris Eby
The unified theory of thought and computing [calcul], a unification in-the-last-identity, is a task facing every encyclopedic mind (Morin, Serres). It is also the theme of the transcendental computer (TC), of a machine that would have a transcendental relation to philosophy ...
Laruelle, Francois. Introduction au non-marxism. PUF: Paris, 2000. 39-55.
translated by Taylor Adkins
Chapter III: Determination-in-the-Last-Instance
First Elucidation of the Determination-in-the-Last-Instance (DLI)
The determination-in-the-last-instance, invented by Marx-Engels for historical Materialism, never received from them a concept adequate enough to simultaneously produce all the theoretical and critical effects within its ...