Gilbert Simondon and the Philosophy of the Transindividual

Andrew C Lapworth

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-393
JournalModern and Contemporary France
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013


  • Simondon
  • Combes
  • Transindividual
  • Ontogenesis
  • individuation


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