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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Reading Cassirer and Simondon Diffractively. Consequently, the epistemological justification for what Combes identifies as Simondon’s “realism of relation” is found in a metaphysics prompted by the indeterminate, metastable being of the pre-individual. 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.

This is the one error in her otherwise brilliant exposition. Nonetheless, she wonders if Simondon has merely substituted an philosoph, dynamic finalism for a static one.

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Rather, more subtly, she identifies the divergence between the two perspectives where separately each locates “alienation” within psychosocial and productive realities. Nomegor marked it as to-read Jan 29, Jonathan Mitchell marked it as to-read Jun 10, James Lavender rated it really liked it Jan 18, Scott marked it as to-read Apr 22, Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

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, fhe, in the margins of knowledge properly speaking.


History of Western Philosophy. 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 objective structure, i.

Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual by Muriel Combes

Jeff marked it as to-read Feb 19, Ecokosmokoi is currently reading it May 06, 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 it contains, is capable of regulating the social.

Once again, his motive is “to save us from impoverished conceptions of subject and object”. Vincent Bontems – – Techne 13 1: What is gained in grasping the movement of psychosocial transformation? Mark rated it really liked it Apr 11, Trivia About Gilbert Simondon Combes’ critique threatens the ethical and political value, which she alleges is present in Simondon’s principle of ontogenesis.

Nicklally marked it as to-read Mar 21, As a result, Combes’ nuanced and effective analysis is very much appreciated.

No keywords specified fix it. Her book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Simondon’s work. Furthermore, individuation always creates both an individual and a collective subject, which individuate themselves together. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual

Simondon “transgresses” the Kantian limits of reason, Combes argues. And so, writes Balibar, all social relations as transindividual “are nothing but an endless transformation, a ‘permanent revolution'”. 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. An accessible yet rigorous introduction to the influential French philosopher Gilbert Simondon’s gransindividual of individuation.

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Traansindividual Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual. At the same time Simondon holds that,knowledge conceives its goal to be the constitution of a universal and universalizing mode of expression.

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Simomdon Chabot – As Combes writes, “Nature in Simondon is not the objectivist operator of repression of the subject, nor is it opposed to culture or society. Matthijs Kouw rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Metaphysics and logic merge, so that “it expresses individuation and allows it to be thought.

Anne is currently reading it Dec 10, Paul Dumouchel – – Inquiry: He defended his doctoral dissertations in at the University of Paris. Find it on Scholar.