** Deadline extended to Jan. 23 2015 ** - CFP: Gilbert Simondon and Raymond Ruyer – Special Issue of Deleuze Studies (10.1, spring 2016)

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** 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 inspiration in the work of his contemporaries Gilbert Simondon (1924-1989) and Raymond Ruyer (1902-1987). References to both thinkers are scattered throughout Deleuze’s work and traces of their philosophy remain in many of his texts. Simondon’s philosophies of ‘individuation’ and ‘ontogenesis’ and Ruyer’s philosophies of ‘psycho-biology’ and ‘neo-finalism’ can arguably be said to have influenced Deleuze as much as some of his more well-known influences (Spinoza, Bergson, Nietzsche). In many ways, the work of Simondon and Ruyer reflected contemporary philosophical interests for Deleuze (information, communication, technology). This special issue of Deleuze Studies (10.1, spring 2016) seeks to engage the work of Deleuze, Simondon, and Ruyer by either providing an in-depth look at one of their philosophies or examining the relationships between them. The aim is to formally introduce Simondon and Ruyer to the field of Deleuze studies and philosophy more broadly construed. Interested parties are asked to submit a 500 word abstract to Andrew Iliadis at ailiadis@purdue.edu by midnight on Friday January 23 2015. Successful abstract submissions will be accepted by Friday January 30 2015 and asked to submit a final paper (7,000 – 10,000 words) by midnight on Saturday June 13 2015. Date of publication will be spring 2016 (10.1).

Suggested topics:

Modulation
Deleuze and Simondon
Deleuze and Ruyer
Allagmatics
Ruyer and Simondon
French Legacies in Continental Philosophy
Individuation
Concretization
Ruyer’s Philosophy of Biology
The Preindividual
Schemata
Techne
Neo-Finalism
Simondon’s Philosophy of Technology
Morphogenesis
Simondon and/or Ruyer’s Philosophy of Information
Simondon and/or Ruyer on Cybernetics
etc…

Abstract: 500 words, due Friday January 23 2015 by midnight.

Letters of Acceptance: Friday January 30 2015.

Final Paper Deadline: 7,000 – 10,000 words, due Saturday June 13 2015 by midnight.

Submit abstracts and papers to Andrew Iliadis: ailiadis@purdue.edu

To be published in Deleuze Studies special issue 10.1 (spring 2016).

For more information contact Andrew Iliadis at ailiadis@purdue.edu

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