The Animal Inside: Essays at the Intersection of by Dr. Geoffrey Dierckxsens,Rudmer Bijlsma,Michael Begun,Thomas PDF

By Dr. Geoffrey Dierckxsens,Rudmer Bijlsma,Michael Begun,Thomas Kiefer

Much has been written approximately animals in utilized ethics, environmental ethics, and animal rights. This publication takes a brand new flip, delivering an exam of the 'animal query' from a extra primary, philosophical-anthropological point of view. The participants during this vital quantity specialise in how the animal has seemed and will be utilized in philosophical argumentation as a metaphor or reference element that is helping us comprehend what's distinctively human and what's now not. A habitual subject within the essays is the lifestyles of a region of ambiguity among animals and people, which places into query cozy assumptions in regards to the specialty and superiority of human nature.

While the chapters straddle the limits of historical-philosophical and systematic, continental and analytic methods, their thematic cohesion knits them jointly, providing a wealthy, extensive, and but cohesive viewpoint. the 1st a part of the publication deals normal explorations of the relation among animal and human nature, and of the concomitant existential and moral dimensions of this courting. The chapters within the moment half handle a similar subject, yet, in so doing, concentrate on particular elements of animal and human nature: mind's eye, politics, background, experience, finitude, and science

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