How Critical is "Second Nature"? A Diagnosis and an Antidote




second nature, critical naturalism, social philosophy, Adorno, Hegel


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

Louis Carré, FNRS/University of Namur

Louis Carré is associate researcher of the FNRS (Belgium), University of Namur, centre Arcadie   



How to Cite

Carré, Louis. 2023. “How Critical Is ‘Second Nature’? A Diagnosis and an Antidote”. Krisis | Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 43 (1):133-35.