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Animal Philosophy / Edition 1

Animal Philosophy / Edition 1

by Peter Atterton, Matthew Calarco
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826464149
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 07/30/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

PrefaceEditors' Introduction: The Animal Question in Continental Philosophy1. NietzscheO My AnimalsNietzsche and Animals2. HeideggerThe Animal is Poor on WorldHeidegger's Zoontology3. BatailleAnimalityBataille and the Poetic Fallacy of Animality4. LevinasThe Name of a Dog, or Natural RightsEthical Cynisim5. FoucaultAnimality and InsanityMadness and Animality in Michel Foucault's Madness and Civilization6. Deleuze and GuattariBecoming AnimalAnimal Becomings7. DerridaThe Animal That Therefore I AmThinking with Cats8. FerryNeither Man nor StoneManly Values: Luc Ferry's Ethical Philosophy9. CixousBirds, Women and WritingThe Writing of Birds, in My Language10. IrigarayAnimal Compassion

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