Jane Bennett

is Professor of Political Theory and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things (Duke University Press 2011).


Vibrant matter, zero landscape

Interview with Jane Bennett

Philosopher Jane Bennett explains what she understands by “vital materialism” and why the rhetoric of the religious Right led her to entertain the notion of an “undesigned order of materiality” that possesses “the dynamic, incalculable, awesome and awful qualities elsewhere ascribed to God, Geist or the human spirit”.

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