"First Nature" and Colonial Rifts: Response to "Critical Naturalism: A Manifesto"




Critical Naturalism, Colonialism, Eurocentrism, Critical Theory, First and Second Nature, Metabolic Rift


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

Jasmijn Leeuwenkamp, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Jasmijn Leeuwenkamp is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on anthropocentrism in human rights discourses and explores the interrelations between political philosophy, critical theory, ecological concerns, and rights-based environmental protection strategies. Her work appeared or is forthcoming in the volumes Post-Everything: An Intellectual History of Post-Concepts (2021) and Religion, Populism, and Modernity: Confronting White Christian Nationalism and Racism (2023).




How to Cite

Leeuwenkamp, Jasmijn. 2023. “"First Nature" and Colonial Rifts: Response to ‘Critical Naturalism: A Manifesto’”. Krisis | Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 43 (1):128-32.