Understanding the Plurality of Nature: A Neo-Spinozist Response to the Critical Naturalism Manifesto




Critical Naturalism, Nature, Plurality, Metaphysics, Spinoza, Deleuze


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

Kerstin Andermann, Leipzig University in Germany

Kerstin Andermann works as a lecturer in philosophy at Leipzig University in Germany. Historically, her research focuses on the early modern period (esp. Spinoza) and the philosophy of the 19th to 21st century. Systematically, her focus is on questions of social philosophy, political philosophy, cultural philosophy and ethics in connection with metaphysical (ontological) foundations. She has published a book on Spinoza "Die Macht der Affekte. Spinozas Theorie immanenter Individuation" in 2020 and most recently different papers in context of Spinoza, Foucault and Deleuze on affects, power, transindividuality, immanent ethics, philosophy of difference as well as philosophical anthropology.



How to Cite

Andermann, Kerstin. 2023. “Understanding the Plurality of Nature: A Neo-Spinozist Response to the Critical Naturalism Manifesto”. Krisis | Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 43 (1):148-51.