Gilbert Simondon’sL’individuation psychique et collective (Psychic and Collective Individuation, hereafter IPC) is an exceptional work that emerges out of the fog. Abstract. The French philosopher Gilbert Simondon () was the first true Simondon’s approach to individuation – most central of all. Differences in Becoming. Gilbert Simondon and Gilles Deleuze on Individuation [ forthcoming in Philosophy Today, , Summer , quote according to the.

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Even at the end of the maturing process, the individual is not a complete and closed entity.

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The Matthew Effect in Science: To illustrate his alternative theory of individuation, Simondon draws on the example of the formation of crystals fig.

Just as topology leaves behind the homogeneity of the Euclidean field, so the new chronology should account not only for chronology, but also for reports of discontinuity, dissociation, contiguity, and envelopment.

This means that Simondon radically revises and renews Kant, without altogether abandoning him. Despite various efforts of Simondon enthusiasts online and offline, the translation of his works has proven to gilnert a very slow process, and the English-speaking public is still waiting for a full translation of his Psychic and Collective Individuation L’individuation psychique et collective. What Simondon posits is a indiividuation theory of operations’a theory of permanent transformations that is extremely productive for thinking about our immediate worlds.

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Cecile Malaspina, Minneapolis, Univocal, Simondon also conceived of “pre-individual fields” as the funds making individuation itself possible.

According to this work, which had an unfortunate editorial history,12 the trajectory of individuation within Western thinking has been governed by two main paradigms: Influenced DeleuzeStiegler. Leibniz and the Baroque. In his review of the first part of the Simondonian thesis published inividuationDeleuze writes: Furthermore, Simondon also allows for a new approach to the normative, which Deleuze largely refused, partly because of his anti-Lacanian gilbetr.

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Yet Simondon also discusses other examples of singularities that are not mere points, such as a cast in the process of technical individuation. Gilberg An article on Simondon by Mark J.

A Recursive Contribution to the Theory of Concretization. Among the things that Simondon forces philosophy to see, Deleuze writes, is the need for introducing a new concept: Simondon constructs a theory of progress motivated by the internal tensions and potentials of technical systems.

Authors like Coghill, Raymond Ruyer or Merleau-Ponty have seen neoteny incividuation an interesting case for a non- teleological account of biological growth: In his famous book What Is Life?

Lautman had already distinguished these two eimondon himself: A reservoir of untapped potential, of metastable, preindividual being, still remains.

DNA is not just a code, it is also a set of potentialswhich can unfold in various directions, and which do not attain form except in the actual process of unfolding. An introduction to a thinker as complex as Simondon is sumondon welcome because it helps a newcomer to a primary text overcome its initial theoretical hurdles.

As Deleuze acknowledges, with his genetic monism Simondon overcomes the customary errors of determinism that can be identified both in philosophies of transcendence and in inconsistent philosophies of immanence: That is why Simondon wants to ‘ know the individuation via individuation, rather than individuation beginning with the individual ‘ 29, gulbert in the original.


Gilbert Simondon, Individuation, and STS – An Attempt At Understanding

Concretizing Simondon and Constructivism: The problem with this idea is that, as Scott explains, the principle of individuation is posited as anterior to individuation: As Scott summarises, the individual is only one element produced by individuation; the individual indivieuation neither the sole goal nor motivating impetus for individuation happening.

Together these individuations define the category of the “transindividual”, which accounts for the psychosocial unity of interior individuation psychic and exterior individuation collective. The problem lies in the fact that if we start to think about individuation with an individual, then individuation is reduced to a mere re-presentation of a specific individual. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Such gilbet attempt to engage with scholars of other specialties would have made this introduction more interdisciplinary, hence truly in the spirit of Simondon and his work.

On the other hand, it is not nothing either. Edinburgh University Press, Another contributor to Indivviduation Simondon: