Technology and environment: Gilbert Simondon's contributions
Author: Novaes de Andrade, T.
Source: Environmental Sciences, Volume 5, Number 1, January 2008 , pp. 7-15(9)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd
Abstract:The French philosopher Gilbert Simondon wrote a classic book on the philosophy of technology, Du mode d'existence des objets techniques, which is still relevant today and has much to say about environmentalism. This article discusses the complex relations involving environment and technology based on Simondon's thoughts. Simondonian concepts, such as concretization and associated milieu, can shed some light on an interesting view of environment and technology apart from a simplistic and reductionistic approach based on pollution and resources.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Social Sciences, Sao Carlos Federal University, Brazil
Publication date: January 2008