Saturday, June 29, 2013

Descola "All Kinds of Animals" (VIDEO)

Würzburg Summer School for Cultural and Literary Animal Studies 2012 opening keynote by Prof. Philippe Descola, from the Collège de France, Paris. Keynote delivered at the University of Würzburg, in Germany on 24 September 2012. For further details, please visit

Philippe Descola is the author of "Par-delà nature et culture" ("Beyond Nature and Culture") and delivers his talk entitled "All kinds of Animals", in which he presents several possible and existant concepts for the relation between humans and animals. These are naturalism, totemism, analogism and animism, each of which are limited to specific historical and ethnological contexts.