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Zoographies: The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida

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Manufacturer: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author(s): Matthew Calarco

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Product Description:
Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780231140232
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 0231140231
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Columbia University Press
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Columbia University Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 184
Publication Date: 2008-07-08
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2008-07-06
Studio: Columbia University Press
Editorial Review:
Zoographies challenges the anthropocentrism of the Continental philosophical tradition and advances the position that, while some distinctions are valid, humans and animals are best viewed as part of an ontological whole. Matthew Calarco draws on ethological and evolutionary evidence and the work of Heidegger, who called for a radicalized responsibility toward all forms of life. He also turns to Levinas, who raised questions about the nature and scope of ethics; Agamben, who held the "anthropological machine" responsible for the horrors of the twentieth century; and Derrida, who initiated a nonanthropocentric ethics. Calarco concludes with a call for the abolition of classical versions of the human-animal distinction and asks that we devise new ways of thinking about and living with animals.
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