"The whole is not of the parts, but alongside them and in addition to them." #readingToday
Simondon insists at the same time that the elements remain decomposable and that they give rise to an 'effect' that consists of a 'mode of functioning' characterized by an 'operational solidarity' – and thus an effective continuity. These two propositions must not be seen to be in contradiction. As Deleuze liked to say, the whole is not of the parts, but alongside them and in addition to them. Whitehead also has a formula for this: 'the many become one, and are increased by one.'
(Moon+ Reader Pro v2.3.4, Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology)