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Deleuze and the Social$
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Martin Fuglsang and Bent Meier Sorensen

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748620920

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.001.0001

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Becoming-Cyborg: Changing the Subject of the Social?

Becoming-Cyborg: Changing the Subject of the Social?

(p.112) Chapter 6 Becoming-Cyborg: Changing the Subject of the Social?
Deleuze and the Social

Chris Land

Edinburgh University Press

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

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