Cybernetics: Epicurean Connections
3 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2014 Last revised: 24 May 2014
Date Written: January 10, 2014
This article, part of a larger investigation into the "cybernetic organon" as a new "schema of intelligibility" adopted by capitalism from the 19th century onward, deals with an attempt at creating a network-model for explaining the issue using the Epicurean theory of atomism, amended by certain considerations of the philosophical works of Leibniz and Tarde, as well as Meillassoux and Brassier. Virilio also serves as one of the philosophers whose work with the notion of the accident we will come into contact with during our essay. The basic model structure seeks to account for the specific characteristics of capitalism as it attempts to control all parameters of life with absolute efficiency.
Keywords: Cybernetics, Capitalism, Network, Atomism, Epicurus, Leibniz, Meillassoux
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