Inviting the reader to think against our catastrophic times, this book constitutes a precious lure for debating the political implications of the so-called ontological turn in social sciences. Thanks to an analysis of a set of intellectual perspectives particularly relevant in social theory – such as actor network theory, feminist new materialism, Marxist political ecology, multinaturalism, speculative realism and Virno’s philosophy of the human – the author underlines how the ontological turn does not offer grounds for a critique robust enough, laying itself open to capture by the powers from which it aims to set free.

Book review: Luigi Pellizzoni. Ontological politics in a disposable world: the new mastery of nature / Andrea Ghelfi. - In: ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES. - ISSN 0963-2719. - STAMPA. - 28:(2019), pp. 259-261. [10.3197/096327119x15515267418584]

Book review: Luigi Pellizzoni. Ontological politics in a disposable world: the new mastery of nature

Andrea Ghelfi
2019

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Inviting the reader to think against our catastrophic times, this book constitutes a precious lure for debating the political implications of the so-called ontological turn in social sciences. Thanks to an analysis of a set of intellectual perspectives particularly relevant in social theory – such as actor network theory, feminist new materialism, Marxist political ecology, multinaturalism, speculative realism and Virno’s philosophy of the human – the author underlines how the ontological turn does not offer grounds for a critique robust enough, laying itself open to capture by the powers from which it aims to set free.
Andrea Ghelfi
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