Vocabulaire et controverses autour de la cybernétique et du transhumain, années 1960-1970

Abstract : We make a chosen, but not exhaustive, panorama of media controversies on the subject of "man-machine" during the years 1960-1970, and the used vocabulary. A first group of critical authors are constituted by situationists such as Lefebvre (and his "cybernanthrope") or Vaneigem. A second group, exalting cybernetics, is made up of those (Armand, Moles) who see themselves as "visionaries of modernity" (and which Vaneigem calls "guard dogs of the future"). A third debate is produced by two tutelary figures of science at that time, the biologist Jean Rostand and the Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin – one timidly evoking the surhumain and the other theorizing his notion of ultra-humain. These three poles are also studied from the point of view of the media position of the authors, the networks they form, and the vocabulary they use on the topic of man-machine.
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Alexandre Moatti. Vocabulaire et controverses autour de la cybernétique et du transhumain, années 1960-1970. L'homme et la société, L'harmattan, 2017, L'Homme machine I - Le travailleur-machine, p.109-131. ⟨halshs-01881419⟩

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