Simondon (novo)materialismo? Um movimento para além do pensamento político moderno

Andrea Bardin

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Abstract: This paper combines Simondon’s philosophy of individuation with some aspects of post-humanist and
‘new materialist’ thought, while, at the same time, remaining within the ambit of a more classically ‘historical’
characterisation of materialism. Two keywords drawn from Karen Barad and Simondon respectively – ‘ontoepistemology’
and ‘axiontology’ – represent the red thread of a narrative that connects the early modern invention of civil science
(emblematically represented here by the conceptual couple Descartes-Hobbes) to Wiener’s cybernetic theory of
society. The political stakes common to these forms of what I call ‘banal’ materialism, Simondon attacked ontologically,
epistemologically and politically. The conceptual tools Simondon’s philosophy of individuation elaborates prove to
support a ‘non-banal’ materialist critique of the alleged ‘unsocial sociability’ of human nature theorised in modern
political theory. A genuine materialist approach, as I will argue, allows us to shift political thinking from politics
conceived as a problem to be solved to politics as an arena of strategic experimentation.


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Simondon; Barad; Hobbes; Descartes; Wiener; novo materialismo, ontoepistemologia, axiontologia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5380/dp.v16i2.70247

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