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Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

Epistemology and Political Philosophy in Gilbert Simondon

Individuation, Technics, Social Systems

Authors: Bardin, Andrea

  • First complete analysis of Simondon’s philosophy to span his entire oeuvre
  • Includes detailed examination of his primary sources allowing explanation of his innovative language in the original context that inspired it  
  • Ground-breaking systematic analysis of the connections between Simondon’s political philosophy and his technical/scientific philosophy  
  • Discusses Simondon’s relevance to the contemporary debate over the ontological, ethical and political status of technical artefacts
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About this book

This combination of historiography and theory offers the growing Anglophone readership interested in the ideas of Gilbert Simondon a thorough and unprecedented survey of the French philosopher’s entire oeuvre. The publication, which breaks new ground in its thoroughness and breadth of analysis, systematically traces the interconnections between Simondon’s philosophy of science and technology on the one hand, and his political philosophy on the other.

The author sets Simondon’s ideas in the context of the epistemology of the late 1950s and the 1960s in France, the milieu that shaped a generation of key French thinkers such as Deleuze, Foucault and Derrida. This volume explores Simondon’s sources, which were as eclectic as they were influential: from the philosophy of Bergson to the cybernetics of Wiener, from the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty to the epistemology of Canguilhem, and from Bachelard’s philosophy of science to the positivist sociology and anthropology of luminaries such as Durkheim and Leroi-Gourhan. It also tackles aspects of Simondon’s philosophy that relate to Heidegger and Elull in their concern with the ontological relationship between technology and society and discusses key scholars of Simondon such as Barthélémy, Combes, Stiegler, and Virno, as well as the work of contemporary protagonists in the philosophical debate on the relevance of technique. The author’s intimate knowledge of Simondon’s language allows him to resolve many of th

e semantic errors and misinterpretations that have plagued reactions to Simondon’s many philosophical neologisms, often drawn from his scientific studies.  

About the authors

Andrea Bardin studied at the University of Padua and Brunel University London. He is a founding member of the Centre international des études simondoniennes (MSH Paris Nord)  

Reviews

“Bardin seems to offer a genuinely Simondonian analysis of the individuation of ‘simondon.’ As such, this text should be approached as an important contribution in Simondonian scholarship and thus of particular interest to readers of Simondon … . Bardin provides us with a fascinating study in the metastable structure of ‘Simondon,’ and his contribution on the question of the political in Simondon is an important step in the future of Simondonian scholarship.” (Donald A. Landes, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, ndpr.nd.edu, August, 2015) 


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Elements for a Philosophy of Individuation

    Bardin, Andrea

    Pages 3-19

  • Reforming the Concepts of Form and Information

    Bardin, Andrea

    Pages 21-34

  • The Object of a Philosophy of Individuation

    Bardin, Andrea

    Pages 35-50

  • Subject and Method of a Philosophy of Individuation

    Bardin, Andrea

    Pages 51-66

  • From Life to Signification

    Bardin, Andrea

    Pages 69-88

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9830-3
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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0097-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Epistemology and Political Philosophy in Gilbert Simondon
Book Subtitle
Individuation, Technics, Social Systems
Authors
Series Title
Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9831-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9831-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9830-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0097-7
Series ISSN
1879-7202
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 251
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