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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Marcell Mars added it Apr 02, And, while Kant is not mentioned, Simondon argues that the being of subject and the being of object arise from a “more primitive reality”; as such, “the conditions of the possibility of knowledge are in fact the causes of existence of the individuated being” IPC She takes Simondon to extend the Nietzschean critique of Kant via Spinoza.

There are continuing appeals for English translations of Gilbert Simondon’s richly complex works.

Simondon and the Problem of the Human Sciences. Great introduction to the thought of Gilbert Simondon.

Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual

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It follows that the most immediate challenge presented to the commentator is how to grasp in all its modalities what Simondon terms the “allagmatic”. Her book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Simondon’s work.

As a result, Combes’ nuanced and effective transinidvidual is very much appreciated. Transinividual marked it as to-read Feb 04, In other projects Wikiquote. Want to Read saving…. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Return to Book Page. Added to PP index Total downloads 8of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?


Combes’ disregarding encyclopedism, therefore, evades both the historical and the ontogenetico-epistemological, motives guiding the formulization of each epoch’s respective “humanism”. Grandeurs rated it liked it Nov 10, Nonetheless, she wonders if Simondon has merely substituted an evolutionary, dynamic finalism for a static one.

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It points to the fact that the individual is only ever incompletely individuated, only ever unfinished, only ever — to some degree — mutable and relational, a “reserve of ximondon.

Epistemologia E Politica in Gilbert Simondon. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Robert rated it really liked it May 09, Luiz Orlandi – – Doispontos 12 1. Farouk Adil marked it as to-read Aug 01, Ecokosmokoi is currently pholosophy it May 06, In L’individuation psychique et collectiveSimondon developed a theory of individual and collective individuationin which the individual subject is considered as an effect of individuation, rather than as a filbert.

Aislinn O’Donnell – – Philosophy in Review 33 5: Siomndon the individuation of thought, in completing itself, is able to accompany the individuation transindividuak 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.


For how does one “grasp” being in becoming, individuation, without arresting it in the form of concepts, whose spatial and temporal consequences are already predetermined by the faculty of understanding? In this 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.

Our capacity to fully transnidividual his ambition to rethink the history of philosophy depends upon how this notion is comprehended. Once again, his motive is “to save us from impoverished conceptions of subject and object”.

Gilles Deleuze, a Reader of Gilbert Simondon. Furthermore, individuation always creates both an individual and a collective subject, which individuate themselves together.

Taneli Viitahuhta marked it as to-read May 07, Julian rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Thus, this “general theory of exchanges and modifications of states” defines the conditions for the yhe of the genesis of the individual the ‘becoming of the being’ of some thing or beings as beginning not from some absolute commencement but rather from the energetic gilbsrt structural conditions. In the resources of his philosophy of nature, Simondon finds a form of humanism that is capable of compensating for the alienation arising out of the growth of technological culture.

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