The topic of the presented text is an examination of the relationship between the philosophy of individuation, as elaborated by Gilbert Simondon and later Gilles Deleuze, and the traditional philosophical issue of the individual and the world, which is exemplified by Kantian philosophy. Simondon attempts to elaborate a philosophy of the individual and individuation which departs from the idea of a priori forms of knowledge, and makes use of the concept of the “pre-individual” as a “proto-ontic dimension” as the real totalities defining the potentials of the individual. In so doing, Simondon embarks on a path that ushers in the philosophical programme which Deleuze would attempt to fulfil: in contrast to Kant, who attempts to stipulate the conditions of possible experience, Deleuze - following Simondon, but also Bergson - sets as his objective to define the conditions of real experience, above all in the book Difference and Repetition (Différence et répétition). The paper concludes by suggesting what consequences this reformulation of the issue of the individual and experience has for Deleuze’s interpretation of the concept of difference and intensity.
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