ABOUT THE NOTION OF INFORMATION AND SOME IMPLICATIONS IN THE PSYCHOSOCIAL FIELD
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UNIV EL BOSQUE
The concept of information is essential for the individuation theory of Gilbert Simondon. This author takes distance from traditional notions because these think information as a measurable and manageable thing. Also, a possible consequence of this substantialization of the term by the traditional theories is that information is being used with communication, to control and manipulate social systems. In this sense, it may lead to alienation of the individuals. Look deeper into this concept from Simondon allow us to observe some its implications in the field of psychosocial. For this we will take in account the notions of amplification, transduction, modulation, organization, metastability, signification and trans-individuality. Finally, we propose that the individuation process and (biological and psychological) adaptation maintain a relation of continuity, understanding adaptation as a specific operation of transduction that serves to resolve tensions in living beings.