January 27, 2014 at 11:32AM
"not a knowledge of individuation ... but a knowledge as individuation." #readingToday

Simondon has articulated the mode of coming into being of all kinds of objects, not simply through humans who invent them (though he does address this too), but what it is that human inventors must capitalize on in order to invent – natural forces, laws, principles, materials, and their potential modes of mutation and transformation. But it must also take into account the mind-forming activities in which matter is also implicated, the ways in which the coagulating and transforming relations of matter generate problems to which the creation of mind, mentality, conceptuality is a kind of solution or mode of address. It is thus not a knowledge of individuation that Simondon seeks but a knowledge as individuation, a knowledge that is itself the transductive effect of processes preceding and exceeding knowledge.

(Moon+ Reader Pro v2.3.4, Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology)