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Gilbert SimondonBeing and Technology$
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Arne De Boever, Shirley S. Y. Murray, and Jon Roffe

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748677214

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748677214.001.0001

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Gilles Deleuze, a Reader of Gilbert Simondon

Gilles Deleuze, a Reader of Gilbert Simondon

(p.135) Chapter 9 Gilles Deleuze, a Reader of Gilbert Simondon
Gilbert Simondon

Sean Bowden

Edinburgh University Press

This article consists of a close reading and explication of several of the central philosophical concepts to be found in Simondon's L’individu et sa genèse physico-biologique. It then proceeds to show how not only these concepts, but also Simondon's method for constructing these concepts, are taken up by Gilles Deleuze in Chapter 5 of his Difference and Repetition. In particular, the article shows how Deleuze's characterization of ‘intensive processes of individuation’ is thoroughly Simondonian. The article will also provide the English speaking reader with an introduction to the French language commentary on Simondon and Deleuze.

Keywords:   Simondon, Deleuze, individuation

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