the metabolic turn
"...“under what historical conditions did problems of kinds or ontology make the material findings of experimental science seem to transcend the direct questions of physiology and chemistry that they were designed to answer? In what historical crucible did arcane corners of molecular interaction seem to provide suitable resources for developing a philosophy of freedom in the wake of World War II?”
Hannah Landecker, “The Metabolism of Philosophy, in Three Parts,” 193-224 in Berhard Malkmus and Ian Cooper, eds. Dialectic and Paradox: Configurations of the Third in Modernity, Bern: Peter Lang, 2013.