Becoming-Cyborg: Changing the Subject of the Social?

Chris Land

in Deleuze and the Social

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748620920
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652365 | DOI:
Becoming-Cyborg: Changing the Subject of the Social?

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This chapter examines the possibility for a trans-human becoming that neither collapses back into the humanist conceit of an enhanced anthropomorphism nor simply negates this figure, thereby remaining caught in a binary bind of opposition. It discusses how Manfred E. Clynes and Nathan S. Kline's early formation of a logic of prosthesis has been carried into contemporary debates on cyborgs and the post-human and suggests a trans-human becoming in which technology plays a role that is decidedly non-prosthetic. It also explores Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's ontology of flow and connection that some have referred to as ‘cyborganization’.

Keywords: trans-human becoming; anthropomorphism; Manfred E. Clynes; Nathan S. Kline; prosthesis; technology; Gilles Deleuze; Félix Guattari; cyborganization

Chapter.  8323 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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