Philosophy of the Home

Philosophy of the Home

Domestic Space and Happiness

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  • A precious guide … There is so much more at stake than the material quality of a place for living … For us human beings, the house represents the universe
    Chris Dercon

About the author

Emanuele Coccia

Emanuele Coccia is a philosopher teaching at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He has lectured and taught courses at several universities, including Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Harvard and Columbia, and collaborated on many art exhibitions in France and Italy. He is the author of numerous books translated into several languages, including The Life of Plants (2018). He is a columnist for Libération and collaborates with Le Monde and La Repubblica. He is currently writing a book on the relationship between fashion and philosophy with Gucci's creative director Alessandro Michele.
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