The Animal That Therefore I Am

The Animal That Therefore I AmThe Animal That Therefore I Am is the long awaited translation of the complete text of Jacques Derrida s ten hour address to the 1997 C risy conference entitled The Autobiographical Animal, the third of four such colloquia on his work The book was assembled posthumously on the basis of two publis

The Open: Man and Animal

The Open: Man and AnimalThe end of human history is an event that has been foreseen or announced by both messianics and dialecticians But who is the protagonist of that history that is coming or has come to a close What is man How did he come on the scene And how has he maintained his privileged place as the master of,

When Species Meet

When Species MeetIn 2006, about 69 million U.S households had pets, giving homes to around 73.9 million dogs, 90.5 million cats, and 16.6 million birds, and spending over 38 billion dollars on companion animals As never before in history, our pets are truly members of the family But the notion of companion spec

Eating Animals

Eating AnimalsJonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian Once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important.Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set o

Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times

Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical TimesThe juxtaposition of biopolitical critique and animal studies two subjects seldom theorized together signals the double edged intervention of Animal Captial, Nicole Shukin pursues a resolutely materialist engagement with the question of th animal, challenging the philosophical idealism that has do

Thinking Through Animals: Identity, Difference, Indistinction

Thinking Through Animals: Identity, Difference, IndistinctionThe rapidly expanding field of critical animal studies now offers a myriad of theoretical and philosophical positions from which to choose This timely book provides an overview and analysis of the most influential of these trends Approachable and concise, it is intended for readers sympathetic to

The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter

The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices MatterA thought provoking look at how what we eat profoundly affects all living things and how we can make ethical food choices n nFive Principles for Making Conscientious Food Choices1 Transparency We have the right to know how our food is produced.2 Fairness Producing food should not impose cost

The Lives of Animals

The Lives of AnimalsThe idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another person in the eye humans, especially meat eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude taking place on farms and in slaughterhouses,

Zoontologies: The Question Of The Animal

Zoontologies: The Question Of The AnimalThose nonhuman beings called animals pose philosophical and ethical questions that go to the root not just of what we think but of who we are Their presence asks what happens when the other can no longer safely be assumed to be human This collection offers a set of incitements and coordinates