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Forum for Philosophy

April 30th, 2019

Plants

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

April 30th, 2019

Plants

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Karine Bonneval/ Paco Calvo/ Tom Greaves

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Philosophers have long assumed that plants are inferior to humans and animals: static, inert, and unreflective. But recent scientific advances suggest that we may have underestimated plants. They can process information, solve problems, and communicate. We explore what plants can teach us about intelligence and agency, and ask whether plants think.

Speakers
Karine Bonneval, Visual Artist
Paco Calvo, Director, Minimal Intelligence Lab, University of Murcia
Tom Greaves, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, UEA

Chair
Danielle Sands, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London

 

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Forum for Philosophy

Forum for Philosophy is a non-profit organization promoting philosophy. We host events, produce podcasts, and publish an essay series to showcase the work of contemporary academic philosophers from all philosophical traditions, often in conversation with each other and with academics from other disciplines. In all of our activities, we promote thought-provoking discussion of science, art, and politics from a philosophical perspective.

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