Thinking technological and biological beings: Gilbert Simondon's philosophy of machines

Henning Schmidgen
2005 Revista del Departamento de Psicología - UFF  
The article proposes an investigation of the contributions of G. Simondon in the studies of Science and Technology. Leaving the contributions of cybernetics behind, Simondon investigates the processes of individuation, development and evolution of technology. According to his philosophy of machines, technical objects are contextualized both synchronically and diachronically. In contrast with other theoretical approaches of this problem, we emphasize that the interest of this author lies in the
more » ... nergetic determinism that is manifested in and outside technical objects. At last, we point out the contributions of this theoretical approach to contemporary studies on the history of scientific experiments.
doi:10.1590/s0104-80232005000200002 fatcat:xqb6eq7aife6nebvvzzsmfmt54