This welcome translation of Muriel Combes' seminal book provides a concise, lucid and eminently readable introduction to the complex thought of Gilbert Simondon. Originally published in France in 1999, Combes' book inspired a new wave of serious engagement with his thought by challenging obstinate characterisations of Simondon as just a 'thinker of technics', or as merely a 'source of inspiration'for more acclaimed philosophers (xxi). Turning attention to the key postulates of his theory of individuation, she instead seeks a reappraisal of Simondon as a philosopher whose work calls for a radical transformation in the terms through which we approach being.
|Journal||Modern and Contemporary France|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2013|