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The Resource Animal lessons : how they teach us to be human, Kelly Oliver

Animal lessons : how they teach us to be human, Kelly Oliver

Label
Animal lessons : how they teach us to be human
Title
Animal lessons
Title remainder
how they teach us to be human
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Oliver
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Philosophy reads humanity against animality, arguing that "man" is man because he is separate from beast. Deftly challenging this position, Kelly Oliver proves that, in fact, it is the animal that teaches us to be human. Through their sex, their habits, and our perception of their purpose, animals show us how not to be them. This kinship plays out in a number of ways. We sacrifice animals to establish human kinship, but without the animal, the bonds of "brotherhood" fall apart. Either kinship with animals is possible or kinship with humans is impossible. Philosophy holds that humans and animals are distinct, but in defending this position, the discipline depends on a discourse that relies on the animal for its very definition of the human. Through these and other examples, Oliver does more than just establish an animal ethics. She transforms ethics by showing how its very origin is dependent upon the animal. Examining for the first time the treatment of the animal in the work of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Agamben, Freud, Lacan, and Kristeva, among others, Animal Lessons argues that the animal bites back, thereby reopening the question of the animal for philosophy." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Oliver, Kelly
Dewey number
113/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.A55
LC item number
O45 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals (Philosophy)
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Human beings
  • Philosophical anthropology
Label
Animal lessons : how they teach us to be human, Kelly Oliver
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223092526699
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 364 p.
Isbn
9780231147262
Lccn
2009019725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 320798529
  • (OCoLC)320798529
Label
Animal lessons : how they teach us to be human, Kelly Oliver
Publication
Bar code
31223092526699
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 364 p.
Isbn
9780231147262
Lccn
2009019725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 320798529
  • (OCoLC)320798529

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