Karine Bonneval/ Paco Calvo/ Tom Greaves
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.
Danielle Sands, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London