Descola in English – Books and interviews


Philippe Descola, Beyond Nature and Culture [2005], Translated by Janet Lloyd
Foreword by Marshall Sahlins, University of Chicago Press, 2013, 488 pages, See Report on the book “Philippe Descola’s Beyond Nature and Culture”, Somatosphere.

Descola, Philippe. “Anthropology of Nature”, Inaugural lecture delivered on Thursday 29 March 2001.”March 2001

Descola, Philippe et Palsson, Gísli. Nature and society: anthropological perspectives. Taylor & Francis, 1996.

Descola, Philippe. The spears of twilight: life and death in the Amazon jungle. HarperCollins, 1996.


“Philippe Descola Biography.” Collège de France.

“Philippe Descola.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, April 7, 2016.


Philippe Descola and Edouardo Kohn
Kohn, Eduardo (2009). “A Conversation with Philippe Descola,”
Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America: Vol. 7: Iss. 2, Article 1.

Descola, Philippe. “All Too Human (Still): A Comment on Eduardo Kohn’s How Forests Think.HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 4, no. 2 (October 31, 2014): 267–73.

Philippe Descola and Bruno Latour

Nora Azouz. Conversation between Philippe Descola and Bruno Latour at MOA – Vancouver, 2014. video

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Approaches to the Anthropocene: A Conversation with Philippe Descola and Bruno Latour, 2013. video

Videos – Lectures and interviews

Lanscape Forms – Lessons at College de France

Nachwuchsnetzwerk CLAS. Philippe Descola: All Kinds of Animals. CLAS-Summerschool, 2012. video

Lecture by Philippe Descola, Part 1 of 2 at the Friday Seminar, Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge, chaired by Stephen Hugh-Jones. 13th February 2004. video

Frobenius Institut. Lessons in the Anthropology of Nature I / Philippe Descola, 2010. video

“An Interview with Philippe Descola” video


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