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Zoographies The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida

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ISBN-10: 0231140231

ISBN-13: 9780231140232

Edition: 2008

Authors: Matthew Calarco

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"The question of the animal," according to Matthew Calarco, "is one of the central issues in contemporary critical discourse." Zoographieschallenges the anthropocentrism of the continental philosophical tradition and advances the position that, although some distinctions are valid, humans and animals are best viewed as part of an ontological whole. He draws on ethological and evolutionary evidence and the work of Heidegger, who called for a radicalized responsibility toward all life forms; Luc Ferry and Jurgen Habermas, who commit to modernist humanism while also developing an animal ethic; Levinas, who raised questions about genocide and animal slaughter; Agamben, who argued that the…    
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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Matthew Calarco is assistant professor of philosophy at California State University, Fullerton. His books include On Levinas; Animal Philosophy: Essential Readings in Continental Thought; and The Continental Ethics Reader.

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