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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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Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual

While his main thesis, which laid the foundations of his thinking, was not widely read until it was commented upon by Gilles Deleuze and, more recently, Bruno Latour and Bernard Stieglerhis complementary thesis, Du mode d’existence des objets techniques On the mode of existence of technical objects was published by Aubier immediately after being completed in and had an instant impact on a wide audience. In other words, without this formal distinction, which would provide the conditions for critical analysis, which makes possible the judgment of knowledge, “reason is as it were in the giilbert of nature, and it cannot make its assertions and claims valid or secure them except through war.

As already claimed, it is this zone that compels the passage from psychic to collective, while, simultaneously, constituting both in the process, to resolve, however tenuously, the excess of what is “more-than-individual”.

Gilles Deleuze, a Reader of Gilbert Simondon. Epistemologia E Politica in Gilbert Simondon. Burc K rated it it was amazing May 28, Indeed, she makes clear that siondon 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.

Review of Gilbert Simondon’s L’individu et sa genese physico-biologique As Combes writes, “culture is to make humans recognize this virtual normativity in order transindigidual it to become effective” Mathew Beauchemin rated it it was amazing Apr 27, In L’individuation psychique et collectiveSimondon developed a theory of individual and collective individuationin which the individual subject is considered as an effect philosopht individuation, rather than as a cause.


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As a result, Combes’ nuanced and effective analysis is very much appreciated. Anil Kahvecioglu rated it it was amazing Oct 31, Open Preview See a Problem? The theory of individual between Simondon and Deleuze].

Influenced Deleuze trabsindividual, Stiegler. Taneli Viitahuhta marked it as to-read May 07, Gilbert Simondonone of the most influential contemporary French philosophers, published only three works: N Filbert is currently reading it Sep 09, Admittedly, Simondon’s engagement with Marx or rather with an abstracted conception of ‘Marxism’ is indirect and only obliquely evident in his work.

Julian rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Rama marked it as to-read Sep 18, Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points translndividual plot this chart. Simondon, as a result, requires and, subsequently, creates a new concept of the subject. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Gilbert Simondon and gilert Philosophy of the Transindividual. She takes Simondon to extend the Nietzschean critique of Kant via Spinoza. August Learn how and when to remove this template message.

However, there is another potentially debilitating problem in Simondon’s thought proper, which Combes directly confronts. There are continuing appeals for English translations of Phioosophy Simondon’s richly complex works.

This entry has no external links. Immanence, as a result, would seem to be effectively normalized. 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.

Farouk Adil marked it as to-read Aug 01, Epistemology and Political Philosophy in Gilbert Simondon. According to Combes, the critical analysis of work must become the “privileged site of human alienation in relationship to the machine, which has led to human alienation becoming the site for analysis of technics in general” 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.


What is this “before”? 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 Metaphysics and logic merge, so that “it expresses individuation and allows it to be thought.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. This article includes a list transindividua referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Simondon’s reformed ‘difficult humanism’ amplifies this new reality granted by a transformed relationship with the machine. Combes breaks new ground, exploring an ethics and politics adequate to Simondon’s hypothesis of preindividual being, considering through the lens of transindividual philosophy what form a nonservile relation to technology might take today.

The pre-individual is nature.

Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual by Muriel Combes

Bobby George marked it as to-read Jul 22, Jeff marked it as to-read Feb 19, Want to Read saving…. Combes’s account, first published in French in philoslphy, is one of the only studies of Simondon to appear in English. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Furthermore, individuation always creates both an individual and a collective subject, which individuate themselves together. Nicholas Knouf marked it as to-read Jul 12,