Serres: Je et le même et l’autre


“[J]e suis indéfiniment ici et ailleurs; je ne suis pas un point fixé ici et maintenant, j’habite une multiplicité d’espaces, je vis une multiplicité de temps, toujours autre et toujours le même.” (p. 150) #Serres #Je #autre #même

Serres, Michel, Hermès II. L’interférence. Paris: Minuit 1972.

Clausjürgens: Inzestverbot


“Mit dem Inzestverbot überwindet die Natur sich selbst”. (p.122) #Clausjürgens #Inzestverbot #Natur

Clausjürgens, Reinhold, Inzest, Parasiten und Anderes, in: Reinhold Clausjürgens/Kurt Röttgers (Hgg.), Michel Serres: Das vielfältige Denken. Oder: Das Vielfältige denken (Contemporary Perspectives in European Philosophy | Zeitgenössische Perspektiven europäischer Philosophie). Paderborn: Fink Verlag 2020, 117–140.

Neu :: Bühlmann: Mathematics and Information in the Philosophy of Michel Serres


“This book introduces the reader to Serres’ manner of ‘doing philosophy’ that can be traced throughout his entire oeuvre: namely as a novel manner of bearing witness, for which ‘mathematical thinking’ plays a crucial role. It traces how Serres takes note of a range of epistemologically unsettling situations, which he witnesses as arising from addressing contemporary physics from within a production rather than a communication paradigm, and in consequence from the short-circuit of a proprietary notion of capital with a praxis of science that commits itself to a form of reasoning which privileges the most direct path (simple method) in order to expend minimal efforts while pursuing maximal efficiency. In Serres’ universal economy, value is considered as a function of rarity, not as a stock of resources. This book demonstrates how Michel Serres has developed an architectonics that is coefficient with reality. Mathematics and Information in the Philosophy of Michel Serres acquaints the reader with Serres’ code-relative and information-theoretic manner of addressing the universality and the nature of knowledge. Such knowledge is relative to the anonymous, objective cogito of the third person singular: we should say ‘it thinks’ as we say ‘it rains’, Serres maintains. The book will demonstrate and discuss how there is a definite but indetermined subjectivity (agency) of incandescent, inventive thought involved in such knowledge. It proceeds in a twofold manner: on the one hand, the chapters of the book demarcate, problematize and contextualize some of these epistemologically unsettling situations within the techno-scientific domains that have propelled their formation. On the other hand, careful attention is given to the particular manner in which Michel Serres responds to and converses with these situations, testifying for an “exodic” rather than “methodic” praxis of a science that is entirely of this world, and yet not deprived of its dignity.” #Bühlmann #Serres #Mathematics #Information

Bühlmann, Vera, Mathematics and Information in the Philosophy of Michel Serres (Michel Serres and Material Futures); herausgegeben von David Webb und Joanna Hodge. London: Bloomsbury Academic 2020. 238 S., ISBN 978-1-350-01976-8.

Hegel: Dasein des freien Willens


“Dies, daß ein Dasein überhaupt Dasein des freien Willens ist, ist das Recht. – Es ist somit überhaupt die Freiheit, als Idee.” (p. 44; §29) #Hegel #Dasein #Willen #Recht #Freiheit #Idee

Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts oder Naturrecht und Staatswissenschaft im Grundrisse; herausgegeben von Helmut Reichelt. Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Wien: Ullstein 1972.

Neu :: Serres: Adichats!


“Michel Serres a consacré sa vie à essayer de décrire la formidable transformation du monde présent. Dans ce livre, parfois un peu nostalgique, il se souvient du monde qu’il a connu dans sa jeunesse: la drague et les paysans d’Agen, le rugby, les paysages et les chemins, Garonne! Mais aussi les pays qu’il a découverts ensuite et aimés, le Queyras, la mer… le monde!

Au travers de ces évocations, il nous fait réfléchir sur les transformations auxquelles nous avons assisté: l’évolution de la ville et la campagne, ce que signifie émigrer, les potentiels extraordinaires du corps, l’encyclopédie et l’enseignement, et, toujours, le rugby!” #Serres #transformation #monde

Serres, Michel, Adichats!. Paris: Le Pommier 2020. 208 S., ISBN 978-2-7465-2213-8.