Towards a Dialectical Naturalism: A Response to "Critical Naturalism: A Manifesto"




Naturalism, Hegel, Normativity, Critique, Marxism


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

Jensen Suther, Harvard University

Jensen Suther received his PhD from Yale University and is currently a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in a range of academic and public-facing venues, including Representations, Modernism/modernity, b2o, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is currently working on two books—Spirit Disfigured and Hegel’s Bio-Aesthetics—which explore Hegel’s legacy for Marxism in aesthetic, political, and philosophical contexts.



How to Cite

Suther, Jensen. 2023. “Towards a Dialectical Naturalism: A Response to ‘Critical Naturalism: A Manifesto’”. Krisis | Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 43 (1):155-58.