Definitions for individuationˌɪn dəˌvɪdʒ uˈeɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•di•vid•u•a•tionˌɪn dəˌvɪdʒ uˈeɪ ʃən(n.)
the act of individuating.
the state of being individuated; individual existence; individuality.
Philos. the development of the individual from the general.
Origin of individuation:
individualization, individualisation, individuation(noun)
discriminating the individual from the generic group or species
individuality, individualism, individuation(noun)
the quality of being individual
"so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality"
The process of individuating or individualizing.
The distinction of the individual from the general or universal.
The differentiation of tissues.
the act of individuating or state of being individuated; individualization
The principle of individuation, or principium individuationis describes the manner in which a thing is identified as distinguished from other things. The term is used to describe two different concepts. The first, the philosophical, is the general idea of how a single thing is identified as being an individual thing, able to be identified as not being something else. This includes how the individual person is thought distinct from the elements of the world, and also how one individual is thought to be distinct from other individuals. The second concept, coming out of C.G. Jung's analytical psychology, describes the process in which the individual Self develops out of an undifferentiated unconscious. It is a developmental, psychical process, the process whereby the innate elements of personality, the different experiences of a person's life and the different aspects and components of the immature psyche become integrated over time into a well-functioning whole. There is a region where the two could be said to blur into each other, but it is important to recognize that they are in fact speaking of two different things. This concept appears in numerous fields and may be encountered in works of Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Carl Jung, Gilbert Simondon, Bernard Stiegler, Gilles Deleuze, Henri Bergson, David Bohm, and Manuel De Landa.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A process of differentiation having for its goal the development of the individual personality.
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