The Critical Naturalism Manifesto: Some Comments


  • Hans Radder Department of Philosophy, VU University Amsterdam



Normativity, Technology, Emergence, Critical Naturalism


The prior issue of Krisis (42:1) published Critical Naturalism: A Manifesto, with the aim to instigate a debate of the issues raised in this manifesto – the necessary re-thinking of the role (and the concept) of nature in critical theory in relation to questions of ecology, health, and inequality. Since Krisis considers itself a place for philosophical debates that take contemporary struggles as starting point, it issued an open call and solicited responses to the manifesto. This is one of the sixteen selected responses, which augment, specify, or question the assumptions and arguments of the manifesto.

Author Biography

Hans Radder, Department of Philosophy, VU University Amsterdam

Hans Radder is Professor Emeritus in Philosophy at VU University Amsterdam.  In 2019, he published From Commodification  to  the  Common  Good:  Reconstructing  Science,  Technology,  and  Society ( University of Pittsburgh Press). Two recent articles about the ethics and politics of science can be found at and



How to Cite

Radder, Hans. 2023. “The Critical Naturalism Manifesto: Some Comments”. Krisis | Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 43 (1):114-16.