File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0111, message 109

Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 20:39:56 -0600
Subject: Re: belvedere, nomadism... in new york


Welcome back again. I also like vodka. I'll have to check out Belvedere.

I'll be away for Thanksgiving so we can pick this up later, but I'm
curious as to why you think Virilio and Lyotard have refuted the concept
of the cyborg.

I admit to the fact that I am currently exploring it metaphorical
possibilities, but I think that in The Inhuman, Lyotard fruitfully
explores this interface between the human and the inhuman.  He certainly
come down against machines in defense of the body, but this has nothing
to do with the way the concept of 'cyborg' is used.

I also find interesting the distinction Badiou makes between the
Immortal and animal, Deleuze with the desiring machines/conceptual
personae, and Dewey for that matter with his instrumental notions (he
started out as a Hegelian, you know.) 

By the way, I agree with you about slowing down.  That is a big part of
what I am putting forward with the concept of ataraxia.



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