Books : reviews

Gilbert Simondon.
On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects.
Univocal. 2017

The book entitled On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects aims at introducing a knowledge into culture adequate to technical objects considered at three levels: elements, individuals, ensembles. A gap manifests itself in our civilization between the attitudes provoked in man by the technical object and the true nature of these objects; from this inadequate and confused rapport a set of mythological valuations and devaluations arises in the buyer, the manufacturer, and the worker; in order to replace this inadequate rapport with a veritable relation, one has to become aware of the mode of existence of technical objects.