Post by: François Laruelle
We ordinarily recognize a single machine-Man1 tradition. But there are two, perhaps three; they appear the moment when the grouping of the objects of knowledge and history of ideas to which philosophy is accustomed is substituted for another grouping, that of the eras of power or techno-political modes of production ...
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 ...