Lecture Notes in Morphogenesis

Morphogenesis and Individuation

Editors: Sarti, Alessandro, Montanari, Federico, Galofaro, Francesco (Eds.)

  • Approaches the issue of ontogenesis from a multidisciplinary point of view
  • Involves the concept of individuation proposed by Gilbert Simondon and Gilles Deleuze
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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This contributed volume aims to reconsider the concept of individuation, clarifying its articulation with respect to contemporary problems in perceptual, neural, developmental, semiotic and social morphogenesis. The authors approach the ontogenetical issue by taking into account the morphogenetic process, involving the concept of individuation proposed by Gilbert Simondon and Gilles Deleuze. The target audience primarily comprises experts in the field but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students. The challenge of the genesis and constitution of “units” has always been at the center of philosophical and scientific research. This ontogenetical issue is common to every discipline but it is articulated in different ways: in phenomenology of perception the constitution of perceptual units is at the base of gestalt field theories, in theoretical neuroscience synchronized neural assemblies are considered as correlates of conscious processes, in developmental embryogenesis the constitution of organs is the principle outcome of morphodynamic evolution while in social morphogenesis the constitution of coherent units is common to segmentary, gerarchic and functional differentiation.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • On Substances and Causes Again: Simondon’s Philosophy of Individuation and the Critique of the Metaphysical Roots of Determinism

    Bardin, Andrea

    Pages 3-31

  • How to Invent a Form: An Inquiry into Gilbert Simondon’s Philosophy of Perception

    Carrozzini, Giovanni

    Pages 33-48

  • Individuation and Semiogenesis: An Interplay Between Geometric Harmonics and Structural Morphodynamics

    Sarti, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 49-73

  • Morphogenesis Under Construction: Tracing the Process of Individuation Along Physico-Aesthetic Coordinates

    Mongini, Claudia

    Pages 75-89

  • The Cultural Individuation of Human Language Capacity and the Morphogenesis of Basic Argument-Schemata

    Wildgen, Wolfgang

    Pages 93-110

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34376-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morphogenesis and Individuation
Editors
  • Alessandro Sarti
  • Federico Montanari
  • Francesco Galofaro
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Morphogenesis
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05101-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05101-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05100-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34376-1
Series ISSN
2195-1934
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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