The Need of a Critical Theory of Digitalization (Remark on the Point of Technologization in the Manifesto)


  • Alexandra Colligs Universität Kassel



Digitalization, 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

Alexandra Colligs, Universität Kassel

Alexandra Colligs is a postdoc at the University of Kassel in the department of Practical Philosophy. She studied philosophy, German language and literature, and psychoanalysis at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, where she also received her doctorate with a thesis on the relationship between liberation and identity in Judith Butler and Theodor W. Adorno. Her doctoral thesis “Identität und Befreiung” was published 2021 (Campus-Verlag). Last year, she co-edited a volume on “Critical Theory and Feminism” with Karin Stögner (Suhrkamp, 2022). She is currently working on her postdoctoral thesis on a materialist perspective on the theory of mind.



How to Cite

Colligs, Alexandra. 2023. “The Need of a Critical Theory of Digitalization (Remark on the Point of Technologization in the Manifesto)”. Krisis | Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 43 (1):117-19.