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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Sign in Create an account. For this reason Combes not to mention Thomas LeMarre and the editors of the MIT series must be thanked for giving the English-speaking world an introduction worthy of Simondon’s genius.

The Ontological Force of Technicity: For how does one “grasp” being in becoming, individuation, without arresting it in the form of concepts, whose spatial transindviidual temporal consequences are already predetermined by the faculty of understanding?

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Mathew Beauchemin rated it it was amazing Apr 27, Informationcommunicationphilosophy of naturephilosophy of scienceepistemologytechnology. Admittedly, Simondon’s engagement with Marx or rather with an abstracted conception of ‘Marxism’ is indirect and only obliquely evident in his work.

Emilia Marty – – Multitudes 4 4: Here is where we find her most anx analyses and her study’s most far-reaching consequences. Andrea Bardin – unknown. This article has no associated abstract. As such, for Simondon the transindividual names the systematic unity of the interior psychic and exterior collective individuations. Simondon and the Problem of tthe Human Sciences. As philosopby, it instigates and nourishes individuation. As Combes writes, “Nature in Simondon is not the objectivist operator of repression of the subject, nor is it opposed to culture or society.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to 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.

Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual

Joelec is currently reading it Mar 03, Therefore, for the political to become thinkable requires our taking into account the pre-individual affective life or nature. La espiritualidad en la obra de Gilbert simondon.

Jose Romero marked it dimondon to-read Apr 03, Combes’ disregarding encyclopedism, therefore, evades both the historical and the ontogenetico-epistemological, motives guiding the formulization of each epoch’s respective “humanism”.

There can no longer be knowledge of individuation in the typical Kantian sense of the term. Our capacity to fully appreciate his simpndon to rethink the history of philosophy depends upon how this notion is comprehended. Epistemology and Political Philosophy in Gilbert Simondon. Her book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Simondon’s work.

Grandeurs rated it liked it Nov 10, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 35 The Warwick Journal of Philosophy Another contributor to Gilbert Simondon: Simondon calls such an ontogenetic-epistemological correlate a “new encyclopedism”.

However, Combes’ purpose is not to transform Simondon into some form of proto-Marxist. 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. However, it is not purely inter-individual — at least in the manner phenomenology has defined “inter-individuality”.


UK marked it as to-read Feb 04, Marcell Mars added it Apr 02, Gilles Deleuze in Continental Philosophy categorize this paper. No keywords specified fix it. After all, the primary motive for his focusing on the genesis of the culture of technics is that it dramatizes how “becoming in itself bearing meaning or sense”, reflected in the intrinsic normativity philowophy contains, is capable of regulating the social. Simondon’s claim is that “technical activity can be considered as an introduction to veritable social reason, and as an introducer to the sense of individual liberty” IL Gilbert Hottois – – Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 56 2: Review of Gilbert Simondon’s L’individu et sa genese physico-biologique Great introduction to the thought of Gilbert Simondon.

Every individual is “more-than-identity” and “more-than-unity. This entry has no external links.

In this accessible yet rigorous transsindividual to Simondon’s work, Muriel Combes helps to bridge the gap between Simondon’s account of technics and his philosophy of individuation.