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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Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Combes’ critique threatens the ethical and political value, which she alleges is present in Simondon’s principle of ontogenesis. In other words, might Thee “evolutionism” not “take us far enough from the finalist schema of thought that places ends on becoming”? 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.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Consequently, the epistemological justification for what Combes identifies as Simondon’s “realism of relation” is found in a metaphysics transihdividual by the indeterminate, metastable being of the pre-individual.

Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual by Muriel Combes

At the same time Simondon holds that,knowledge conceives its goal to be the constitution of a universal and universalizing mode of expression. James Lavender rated it really liked it Jan 18, Trivia About Gilbert Simondon As a result, Combes’ nuanced and effective analysis is very much appreciated. Books by Muriel Combes. Ecokosmokoi is currently reading it May 06, Paul Dumouchel – – Inquiry: Jacob Wren marked it as to-read Aug 19, This page was last edited on 17 Octoberat Simondon describes himself as formulating a “philosophy of nature”.



She takes Simondon to extend the Nietzschean critique of Kant via Spinoza. Sign in to use this feature.

Combes’ disregarding encyclopedism, therefore, evades both the historical and the ontogenetico-epistemological, motives guiding the formulization of each epoch’s respective “humanism”. Rather, more subtly, she philodophy the divergence between the two perspectives where separately each locates “alienation” within psychosocial and productive realities.

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 Bobby George marked it as to-read Jul simondob, Julian rated it it was amazing Nov 18, What is gained in grasping the movement of psychosocial transformation?

Robert rated it really liked it May 09, Gilbert Simondon’s Plea for a Philosophy of Technology.

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Jose Romero marked it as to-read Apr 03, The theory of individual between Simondon and Deleuze]. Added to PP index Total downloads 8of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Retrieved from ” https: Nonetheless, she wonders if Simondon has trxnsindividual substituted an evolutionary, dynamic finalism for a static one.

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hilbert Now, we must not forget that what initially is at stake for Simondon are the grounds for reforming knowledge so that it correlates with the shift from ontology to ontogenesis. Landes – – Continental Philosophy Review 47 2: This is the one error in her otherwise brilliant exposition.

However, there is another potentially debilitating problem in Simondon’s thought proper, which Combes directly confronts.

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. Matthijs Kouw rated it it was amazing Apr 07, In L’individuation psychique et collectiveSimondon developed a theory of individual and collective individuationin which the individual subject is considered as an effect of individuation, rather fransindividual as a cause.

Informationcommunicationphilosophy of naturephilosophy of scienceepistemologytechnology. Nicholas Knouf marked it as to-read Jul 12, It follows that the most immediate challenge presented to the commentator is how to grasp in all its modalities what Simondon terms the “allagmatic”.

Simondon and the Problem of the Human Sciences.