The Philosophical Life of Plants

"In what ways have encounters with plants determined theory and in what ways do they continue to do so?

The Philosophical Life of Plants is a research network funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, a five-way collaboration between various philosophy and literature departments, the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (London) and the Goethe- and Schiller-Archiv in Weimar.

Its aim is to explore the ways in which plants and thinking have been interlinked since Goethe’s fateful Die Metamorphose der Pflanzen [The Metamorphosis of Plants] (1790), the ways in which theoretical ideas have been determined by encounters with plants over the past two centuries.

As an AHRC network, it is structured around a continuing conversation over the next two years with particular emphasis on including interested researchers no matter what their disciplinary affiliation. Please do contact one of the project organisers to participate."

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