SOF/Heyman: Emanuele Coccia: Loving the Planet: How to Turn Ecology into Planetary Erotics.

Event date: 
09/28/2022 - 4:00pm

Please join Book Culture and our friends at SOF/Heyman on Wednesday, September 28th at 4:00pm for a talk with Professor Emanuele Coccia, author of Metamorphoses (2021), The Life of Plants (2018)

This event will take place virtually over Zoom. We ask that everyone register via Zoom.


Loving the Planet: How to Turn Ecology into Planetary Erotics
a talk by: Emanuele Coccia,

Contemporary ecological discourse and science oscillate between the affirmation of a love that would occur spontaneously among living beings and the prescription of a compulsory love accompanied by a spirit of repentance. By its own confession, the problem of ecology is an erotic problem: we fail to love the planet. We have not been educated or accustomed to thinking of love as something that can affect individuals belonging to different species or kingdoms: and as we see in fairy tales, we are ready to love a frog only if it turns into a prince. This talk will ask what it means to think about nature as if the relationships that bind species are (as complicated as) love relationships and if we can understand what love is, in its original and paradigmatic form as that which always binds us to individuals of other species.


About the Author:

Emanuele Coccia, Associate Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, is the author of numerous books, among them: Metamorphoses (2021), Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture (2018), Sensible Life: A Micro-Ontology of the Image (2016), The Philosophy of the House: Domestic Space and Happiness (2021 in French and Italian, not yet in English), The Good in Things: Advertising as Moral Discourse (2014, in Italian). He writes on the environment, fashion, metaphysics, medieval philosophy, advertising, plant life: in short, on the way we live in our world, in the most expansive sense of the term.


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Event address: 
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Metamorphoses By Emanuele Coccia, Robin MacKay (Translator) Cover Image
By Emanuele Coccia, Robin MacKay (Translator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781509545674
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Published: Polity Press - August 9th, 2021

The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture By Emanuele Coccia Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781509531530
Availability: On hand at one or more locations, see product page for details
Published: Polity Press - December 17th, 2018