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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transincividual Jordan Adams marked it as to-read Jan 28, There are continuing appeals for English translations of Gilbert Simondon’s richly complex works.

Paul marked it as to-read Nov 08, Combes bases her claim on Simondon’s paradoxical hypothesis, which posits a “pre-individual being” as the condition for the emergence of the “psycho-social” field. Julian rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Adam Stein marked it as to-read Jul 17, By focusing on Simondon’s most influential concept of “transindividuality,” Her second chapter carefully extends these metaphysical implications into an ethics formulated on the basis of the ontology of relation ontogenesis.

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And so, writes Balibar, all transimdividual relations as transindividual “are nothing but an endless transformation, a ‘permanent revolution'”. Simondon, as a result, requires and, subsequently, creates a new concept of the subject. Simondon describes himself as formulating a “philosophy of nature”. A great merit of her text is that she offers a defense of Simondon’s silence on this problem.


Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual by Muriel Combes

Epistemology and Political Philosophy in Gilbert Simondon. However, it is not purely inter-individual — at least in the manner phenomenology has defined “inter-individuality”. Influenced DeleuzeStiegler. Nomegor marked it gilbrrt to-read Jan 29, She takes Simondon to extend the Nietzschean critique of Kant via Spinoza. An awkwardness is quite clear, particularly if we acknowledge the unequivocal linkage Simondon establishes between encyclopedism and humanism.

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Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual

Our capacity to fully appreciate his ambition to rethink the history of philosophy depends upon how this notion is comprehended. 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 Emilia Marty – – Multitudes 4 4: Simondon and the Problem of the Human Philosoohy.

Taneli Viitahuhta marked it as to-read May 07, All translations from Simondon’s texts belong to the reviewer.

Lists with This Book. Metaphysics and logic merge, so that “it expresses individuation and allows it to be thought.

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Bobby George marked it as to-read Jul 22, Her concern, however, gi,bert that his “normalizing bias” makes it too simple to argue, despite his claims to the contrary, that Simondon “has not totally rid his philosophy of a substantialist conception of ethics in the form of having-to-be; he has simply displaced having-to-be onto having-to-become” 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.


In “naturalizing the collective” a new humanism is built on “the ruins of anthropology” Find it on Scholar.

Here is where we find her most significant analyses and her study’s most far-reaching consequences. This article has no associated abstract.

This entry has no external links. 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. In this accessible yet rigorous introduction to Simondon’s work, Muriel Combes wimondon to bridge the gap between Simondon’s account of technics and his philosophy of individuation.

No keywords specified fix it. He conceives an ontogenetic-epistemological structuring process, which operationally brings being and thought into a co-determinate relationship via individuation.

Gilles Deleuze, a Reader of Gilbert Simondon.