Animal Philosophy

Animal Philosophy

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Animal Philosophy is the first text to look at the place and treatment of animals in Continental thought. A collection of essential primary and secondary readings on the animal question, it brings together contributions from the following key Continental thinkers: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Bataille, Levinas, Foucault, Deleuze, Guattari, Derrida, Ferry, Cixous, and Irigaray. Each reading is followed by commentary and analysis from a leading contemporary thinker. The coverage of the subject is exceptionally broad, ranging across perspectives that include existentialism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, phenomenology and feminism. This anthology is an invaluable one-stop resource for anyone researching, teaching or studying animal ethics and animal rights in the fields of philosophy, cultural studies, literary theory, sociology, environmental studies and gender and women's studies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 13mm | 364g
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0826464149
  • 9780826464149
  • 291,432

Table of contents

Preface; Editors' Introduction: The Animal Question in Continental Philosophy; 1. Friedrich Nietzsche; O My Animals; Nietzsche and Animals; 2. Martin Heidegger; The Animal is Poor on World; Heidegger's Zoontology; 3. George Bataille; Animality; Bataille and the Poetic Fallacy of Animality; 4. Emmanuel Levinas; The Name of a Dog, or Natural Rights; Ethical Cynicism; 5. Michel Foucault; Animality and Insanity; Madness and Animality in Michel Foucault's Madness and Civilization; 6. Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari; Becoming Animal; Animal Becomings; 7. Jacques Derrida; The Animal That Therefore I Am; Thinking with Cats; 8. Luc Ferry; Neither Man nor Stone; Manly Values: Luc Ferry's Ethical Philosophy; 9. Helene Cixous; Birds, Women and Writing; The Writing of Birds, in My Language; 10. Luce lrigaray; Animal Compassion; With commentaries by: Peter Atterton - University of California, San Diego, USA; Matthew Calarco - Sweet Briar College, USA; Verena Conley - Miami University, Ohio and Visisting Professor at Harvard, USA; Alphonso Lingis - Penn State, USA; Jill Marsden - Bolton Institute; Clare Palmer - Lancaster University; Stephen David Ross - Binghampton University, USA; James Urpeth - University of Greenwich; David Wood - Vanderbilt University, USA
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About Peter Singer

Peter Atterton teaches in the Deaprtment of Philosophy at the University of San Diego. Matthew Calarco is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Sweet Briar College.
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