101 – New Materialisms

Winter 2021

By emphasizing the expressiveness of matter, its dynamism and its agentivity, neo-materialist theories distinguish themselves from classical materialist philosophy, which tends to perceive matter as being essentially passive and inert. This feature reflects on the reconfiguration of matter in the light of social, political, artistic and scientific practices that are no longer confined to the human spectrum, but concern the whole of "life," including the "non-living."



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