Baruch Spinoza, Arne Naess and increasing interest in Epigenetics

©Georgia Perkins

The essay argues that individuals are internally related through the theoretical understandings of the Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza’s Ethics and Norwegian theorist Arne Naess’ Deep Ecology. This is completed in conjunction with an analysis of the increasing interest in the study of epigenetics, proving that entities are not discrete but are, in fact, more complexly interconnected than previously thought. I will do this by subverting anthropocentric views, and finding alternative ways of considering relationships between entities.

About the author:
Georgia Perkins is a PhD researcher in the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths University of London. She is particularly interested in collectives such as Cooking Sections, and has previously worked with Banner Repeater Artist-Run Reading Room and the Hyperstore Collective. She also has published performative texts on Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad’s The White Pube Library.

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