Emanuele Coccia

Emanuele Coccia is an Italian philosopher. Since 2011 he is a professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Starting with studies on Averroes and Averroism, his research has turned to the ontological status of images and their normative power, and to the investigation of the nature of living things. He has collaborated on editorial projects with the philosopher Giorgio Agamben and has been visiting professor at the universities of Buenos Aires, Columbia NY, Harvard, Monaco, Venezia, Tokyo and Weimar. He has published La vita sensibile (2011), Il bene nelle cose. La pubblicità come discorso morale (2014), La vita delle piante. Una metafisica della mescolanza (2017), Métamorphoses (2020), Filosofia della casa (2021), Hiérarchie - La societé des anges (2023).

In 2019 he contributed to the exhibition Nous les Arbres, presented by the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris. He curated the catalogues of the 23rd Triennale of Architecture and Design in Milan: Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries

He wrote a book about photographical theory with the Dutch photofrapher Viviane Sassen (Modern Alchemy, 2022) and participated in the making and co-directed animation videos like Quercus (2019, with Formafantasma), Heaven in Matter (2021, with Faye Formisano).

His most recent book is La vita delle forme (2024), written with the stylist Alessandro Michele. His books have been translated into several languages. He is a columnist for Libération and collaborates with Le Monde and la Repubblica.

Titles +
La vita delle forme 7 May 2024
The Society of Angels 8 November 2023
Come pensano le foreste 24 June 2021
Filosofia della casa 1 June 2021
Foreign Publishers +

Argentina: Adriana Hidalgo; Marea; Miño y Dávila
Brazil: Cultura e Barbarie; Dantes
Finland: Tutkijaliitto
France: Payot & Rivages; Klincksieck
Germany: Hanser Verlag; Merve
Japan: Keiso Shobo
The Netherlands: Leesmagazijn
Portugal: Documenta
Romania: Tact
Spain: Shangrilá Ediciones; Siruela
Turkey: Iş Bankası Kültür Yayınları
UK: Polity
US: Fordham University Press

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