individuation
noun Date: 1628 1. the act or process of individuating: as a. (1) the development of the individual from the universal (2) the determination of the individual in the general b. the process by which individuals in society become differentiated from one another c. regional differentiation along a primary embryonic axis 2. the state of being individuated; specifically individuality

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  • Individuation — (lateinisch individuare ‚sich unteilbar/untrennbar machen‘) ist der Weg zu einem eigenen Ganzen. Es beschreibt den Prozess des Ganzwerdens zu etwas Einzigartigem, einem Individuum. Im Individuationsprozess eines Menschen wird er zu dem, was… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • INDIVIDUATION — INDIVIDUATI Sur le plan philosophique, et d’une façon très générale, l’individuation désigne le processus d’organisation qui détermine la réalisation d’une forme individuelle complète et achevée. Qu’il y ait une réalité individuelle est une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Individuation — (Latin: principium individuationis ) is a concept which appears in numerous fields and may be encountered in work by Gilbert Simondon, Bernard Stiegler, Gilles Deleuze, Henri Bergson, David Bohm, and Manuel De Landa. In very general terms, it is… …   Wikipedia

  • Individuation — In di*vid u*a tion, n. [Cf. F. individuation.] The act of individuating or state of being individuated; individualization. H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Individuation — (v. lat.), bei den Scholastikern der Grund, wodurch etwas ein Individuum (s.d. unter Individualität 2) wird …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • individuation — individuation, principle of …   Philosophy dictionary

  • individuation — (n.) 1620s, from M.L. individuationem, noun of action from individuare, from individuus (see INDIVIDUAL (Cf. individual)). Psychological sense is from 1909 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Individuation — Pour les articles homonymes, voir individuation (homonymie). L individuation est le processus de « distinction d un individu des autres de la même espèce ou du groupe, de la société dont il fait partie[1] ». Il existe à partir de cette… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • individuation —    by Constantin V.Boundas   Deleuze s concept of individuation is a genetic account of individuals. The concept emerges from a critique of hylomorphism that exposes the error in thinking of an individual as the end point of a progressive… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • individuation —    by Constantin V.Boundas   Deleuze s concept of individuation is a genetic account of individuals. The concept emerges from a critique of hylomorphism that exposes the error in thinking of an individual as the end point of a progressive… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • individuation — /in deuh vij ooh ay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of individuating. 2. state of being individuated; individual existence; individuality. 3. Philos. the determination or contraction of a general nature to an individual mode of existence; development of… …   Universalium

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