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LECTURE EMANUELE COCCIA "The Life of Plants"

Data:

31/10/2019


LECTURE EMANUELE COCCIA

Program:


October 31  |  6 PM to 7 PM EMANUELE COCCIA  "The Life of Plants"
 

October 31   | 7 PM  to 8 PM David Wallace-Wells: The Uninhabitable Earth

Final titles TBC

 

 

Emanuele Coccia is an Associate Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He received his PhD in Florence and was formerly an Assistant Professor of History of Philosophy in Freiburg, Germany. He worked on the history of European normativity and on aesthetics. His current research topics focus on the ontological status of images and their normative power, especially in fashion and advertising.

 

In his book "The Life of Plants," Emanuele Coccia argues that, as the very creator of atmosphere, plants occupy the fundamental position from which we should analyze all elements of life. From this standpoint, we can no longer perceive the world as a simple collection of objects or as a universal space containing all things, but as the site of a veritable metaphysical mixture. Since our atmosphere is rendered possible through plants alone, life only perpetuates itself through the very circle of consumption undertaken by plants. In other words, life exists only insofar as it consumes other life, removing any moral or ethical considerations from the equation. In contrast to trends of thought that discuss nature and the cosmos in general terms, Coccia’s account brings the infinitely small together with the infinitely big, offering a radical redefinition of the place of humanity within the realm of life.

Informazioni

Data: Gio 31 Ott 2019

Orario: Dalle 18:00 alle 20:00

Organizzato da : Istituto Italiano di Cultura -Toronto Public Library

Ingresso : Libero


Luogo:

Toronto Public Library- Toronto Reference Library | 789 Young Street -Toronto

Autore:

Emanuele Coccia

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