|Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments
Introduction: The Question of the Animal
1. Metaphysical Anthropocentrism: Heidegger
2. Facing the Other Animal: Levinas
3. Jamming the Anthropological Machine: Agamben
4. The Passion of the Animal: Derrida
What People are Saying About This
A remarkable achievement. Matthew Calarco liberates Continental philosophy from its anthropocentrism and in doing so points both to the importance of Continental philosophy in thinking about animals and in eliminating the human-animal distinction for future philosophical investigations.
Carol J. Adams, author of The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics: A Reader
Matthew Calarco's Zoographies is that rare breed of book that manages to provide both a critical overview and incisive intervention on the terrain of what is now called 'the question of the animal.' Lucidly written and judiciously argued, this book is required reading for those interested in exploring the most searching and innovative attempts in contemporary thought to confront our moral obligations to nonhuman beings. That confrontation, as Calarco demonstrates, cannot leave the very nature of 'humanity' itself unchanged.
Cary Wolfe, Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English, Rice University