Istituzione e processi di individuazione. Per una ecologia dell’impersonale

  • Prisca Amoroso Independent Researcher
  • Gianluca De Fazio Independent Researcher


The paper proposes a reading of the problem of the Impersonal in the Ecological Philosophy, starting from the M. Merleau-Ponty’s concept of institution and the G. Simondon’s theme of Individuation. At first, the paper analyzes the theming of the institution provided by Merleau-Ponty in the courses held in the 50s and it highlights its heritage in the late Merleau-Ponty’s ontology of nature. Then, the paper shows the consonances between nature as a metastable plane of immanence and the processes of individuation as conceived by Simondon. In the end, the paper shows the relationship between the impersonal field and the nature thought as a pre-individual process of subjectivization.