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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Adam Stein marked amd as to-read Jul 17, Matthew Campbell marked it as to-read Apr 08, Admittedly, Simondon’s engagement with Marx or rather with an abstracted conception of ‘Marxism’ is indirect and only obliquely evident in his work. Jose Romero marked it as to-read Apr 03, Individuation is an always incomplete process, always leaving a “pre-individual” left-over, itself making possible future individuations.

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

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 Simondon’s reformed ‘difficult humanism’ amplifies this new reality granted by a transformed relationship with the machine.

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. Hopefully someone will translate the actual books into English at some point. Simondon calls such an ontogenetic-epistemological correlate a “new encyclopedism”. Setup an trnsindividual with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.


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.

Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual

Rather, more subtly, she identifies the divergence between the two perspectives where separately each locates “alienation” within psychosocial and fo realities. For this reason Combes not to mention Thomas LeMarre and the editors of the MIT gilbery must be thanked for giving the English-speaking world an introduction worthy of Simondon’s genius. French Philosophy in European Philosophy categorize this paper. Even more impressively, particularly in the final discussion about “work”, Combes lays the groundwork for the unique paths that his thought provides for grasping the fundamental relationship of the individual and the collective relative to their mutual and constitutive co-individuations.

Emilia Marty – – Multitudes 4 4: Nonetheless, she wonders if Simondon has merely substituted an evolutionary, dynamic finalism for a static one.

However, it is not purely ssimondon — at least in the manner phenomenology has defined “inter-individuality”. Mark rated it really liked it Apr 11, Vincent Bontems – – Techne 13 1: The psychic and collective are reciprocal individuations, according to Simondon. Metaphysics and logic merge, so that “it expresses individuation and allows it to be thought.

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.


Individuazione, Tecnica E Sistemi Sociali. French Philosophy in European Philosophy. Therefore, for the political to become thinkable requires our taking into account the pre-individual affective life or ggilbert. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Our capacity to fully appreciate his ambition to rethink the history of philosophy depends upon how this notion is comprehended.

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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” simonfon James Lavender rated it really liked it Jan 18, Arne De Boever ed.

Books philosopjy Muriel Combes. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient transindividula citations. Grandeurs rated it liked it Nov 10, Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Robert rated it really liked it May 09, Added to PP index Total downloads 8of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

This page was last edited on 17 Octoberat This is the one error in her otherwise brilliant exposition. Simondon and the Problem of the Human Sciences.