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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I had never heard of Gilbert Simondon before but Dr.
Gilbert Simondon, Individuation, and STS – An Attempt At Understanding
Thus, I decided that walking 25 meters from my simonron to the lecture room was an acceptable risk to learn a bit about Gilbert Simondon. Gilbert Simondon was one of the most influential contemporary French philosophers, only recently have his works been translated into English and thus been discovered by a broader audience.
He idnividuation best-known for his theory of individuation, which in turn was a major inspiration for philosophers like Gilles Deleuze, Bruno Latour, and Bernard Stiegler.
The majority of his work has not been translated into English and, thus, not really found the attention of an gllbert audience. This also means that the almighty internet does not provide many synopses or digested pieces about his work 1. How do we discern individual units from each other?
Gilbert Simondon — V2_Lab for the Unstable Media
How and why do we draw lines between an object that we focus and the background instead of simply perceiving a mixture of colors and patterns? Simondon argues that this questions all relate to individuation, the process of coming into existence as an entity.
While the question of genesis individuaion been covered by metaphysics before Simondon argues that the focus has been wrongly on the individual instead of the individuation. He problematizes the fact that any consideration of individuation begins at the individual as a pre-existing fact, thus rendering the process of individuation a mere reflection of that entity.
Gilbert Simondon, Individuation, and STS – An Attempt At Understanding – IAT , Spring
In his own theory of individuation Simondon is challenging traditional substantialist metaphysics by indviduation the focus to the genesis of an individual away from the substance.
This move away from a single source of the potential to come into existence to emphasising the importance of the internal potential and its environment. Feenberg gives the example simonndon the acorn, which in Aristotelian terms carries the essential potential to become an oak, while, Simondon would include the internal tensions and relations of the acorn but also include the environment of the acorn.
Simondon constructs a theory of progress motivated by the internal tensions and potentials of technical systems.
Admittedly, I have understood very little of Dr. Similarly I assume that well-known theories and philosophers also spread quicker than less famous ones such as Gilbert Simondon. Concretizing Simondon and Constructivism: A Recursive Contribution to the Theory of Concretization.
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Gilbert Simondon and the Theory of Individuation Gilbert Simondon was one of the most influential contemporary French philosophers, only recently have his works been translated into English and thus been discovered by a broader audience. Similarly I assume that well-known theories and philosophers also spread quicker than less famous ones such as Gilbert Simondon References Feenberg, A.