Florence Burgat is a philosopher and director of research at INRAE, assigned to the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Archives Husserl UMR 8547). Her main research topics include the phenomenology of animal life and, more recently, plant life; the anthropology of carnivorous humanity; and animal law (legal epistemology). Her current research deals with the animal psyche. She is notably the author of Animal mon prochain (Odile Jacob, 1997); Liberté et inquiétude de la vie animale (Kimé, 2006); Penser le comportement animal. Contribution à une critique du réductionnisme, (dir.), co-published by Quæ/ MSH, 2010; Une autre existence. La condition animale (Albin Michel, 2012); L’humanité carnivore (Seuil, 2017); Qu’est-ce qu’une plante ? Essai sur la vie végétale (Seuil, 2020).
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Should plants and animals be viewed in the same way? For philosopher Florence Burgat, a clear line should be drawn between the plant kingdom and animal life at a time when there is a rise in the discourse attributing nearly human consciousness to plants.