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The World After Plants According to Emanuele Coccia

Understanding why plants changed the world once and can do so again.

Emanuele Coccia, Associate Professor in the History of Philosophy at the EHESS in Paris, presents his new book The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture (2019) recently published in English by Polity Press. In conversation with Alberto Parisi, Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature at Harvard, they discuss the personal and scientific origins of the book, its position regarding the so-called “plant turn”, and highlight some of its fascinating and provocative claims.







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