Muriel Combes, (Thomas LaMarre, Trans.), Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press, , pages, £, ISBN: (hbk). Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual Individuals and Technology: Gilbert Simondon, From Ontology to Ethics to Feminist Bioethics. Gilbert Simondon, one of the most influential contemporary French philosophers, published only three works: L’individu et sa genèse physico-biologique and.

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Jamie Allen rated it liked it Aug 15, History of Western Philosophy. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Open Preview See a Problem? Nonetheless, she wonders if Simondon has merely substituted an evolutionary, dynamic finalism for a static one.

Andrew marked it as to-read Sep 09, Joelec is currently reading it Mar 03, Andrea Bardin – unknown. Indeed, she manages to upset the erroneous, but perpetuated, impression largely resulting from the unavailability of authorized translations that Simondon’s relevance lies only in transinvividual being a supplement to more celebrated thinkers.

Only the individuation of thought, in completing itself, is able to accompany the individuation of beings; therefore, it’s neither an immediate nor mediate knowledge that we can have of individuation but a knowledge, which is an operation parallel to the known operation; we are only able to individuate, individuate ourselves, and to individuate in ourselves; this grasping is, thus, in the margins of knowledge properly speaking. However, it is not purely inter-individual — at least in the manner phenomenology has defined “inter-individuality”.


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In thr accessible yet rigorous introduction to Simondon’s work, Muriel Combes helps to bridge the gap between Simondon’s account of technics and his philosophy of individuation. A great merit of her text is that she offers a defense of Simondon’s silence on this problem.

Simondon describes himself as formulating a “philosophy of nature”.

Farouk Adil marked it as to-read Aug 01, Now, we must not forget that what initially is at stake for Simondon are the grounds for reforming knowledge so that it correlates with the shift from ontology to ontogenesis. For it is through its prism that we contest rationalist inferences, which are founded on the basis of their presupposing the existence of an individuated gilnert structure, i.

Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual

The pre-individual philoxophy nature. Influenced DeleuzeStiegler. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Yet Simondon was a philosopher whose ambitions lay in an in-depth renewal of ontology as a process of individuation–that is, how individuals come into being, persist, and transform. As such, it instigates and nourishes individuation. Metaphysics and logic merge, so that “it expresses individuation and allows it to be thought.

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Sissel Hoel – unknown. Simondon clearly mindful of Bergson is careful to distinguish his position from finalism. Every individual is “more-than-identity” and “more-than-unity.

It is the partial and provisorial result of individuation in that it harbors a preindividual reserve within itself that makes it susceptible to plural individuations. Simondon’s reformed ‘difficult humanism’ amplifies this new reality granted by a transformed relationship with the machine.


She takes Simondon to extend the Nietzschean critique of Kant via Spinoza. Bookworm rated it really liked it Jul 03, Jacob Wren marked it as to-read Aug 19, As Combes writes, “Nature in Simondon is not the objectivist operator of repression of the subject, nor is it opposed to culture or society. However, there is another potentially debilitating problem in Simondon’s thought proper, which Combes directly confronts. Simondon also conceived of “pre-individual fields” as the funds making individuation itself possible.

Matthijs Kouw rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Mark rated it really liked it Apr 11, Individuazione, Tecnica E Sistemi Sociali. Trivia About Gilbert Simondon The Position of the Problem of Ontogenesis.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Indeed, she makes clear that what prohibits most political and social theorists from fully grasping the relationship between the collective and the individual is precisely blindness to their own ontological presumptions.