The Inhuman and the Automaton: Exploitation and the Exploited in the Era of Late Capitalism

Torus Universe ©2014 Philipp Langer (Berlin/Germany)

Torus Universe ©2014 Philipp Langer (Berlin/Germany)

The radicalized dyad of technology and the organic which I will term the human-in-human resorting to the terminology of non-standard philosophy (Laruelle), homologous to and drawing on the idea of the cyborg (Haraway), cannot be reduced to a meaning or truth. François Laruelle’s human-in-human is neither physical nor transcendental (or linguistic) but rather a radical hybrid of the two. In other words, the human-in-human which is a cyborg escapes philosophy or the reduction to a “truth of the real” as a real that pretends to be more real (perfect) than the real itself. By virtue of its determination in the last instance as a radical dyad, the human-in-human is non-human or “inhuman” (Haraway), monstrous along with the animal, the machine and the darkness of the out-there.
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