“The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture”
February 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Department of French and Italian
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. Among his publications: La trasparenza delle immagini. Averroè e l’averroismo (Milan 2005, Spanish translation 2008), La vie sensible (Paris 2010, translated in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Romanian; English translation in press) and Le bien dans les choses (Paris 2013 translated in Italian and Spanish; English and German translation in press). With Giorgio Agamben as a co-editor, he published an anthology on angels in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic contexts: Angeli. Ebraismo Cristianesimo Islam (Milan 2009). Professor Coccia’s latest book is titled Philosophie de la maison (Paris, 2021). In his conference, Emanuele Coccia will elaborate on his book The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture (Cambridge, UK, 2018).