Animal Philosophy is the first reader to look at the place and treatment of animals in Continental thought. A collection of essential primary and secondary readings on the animal question, it brings together contributions from the following key Continental thinkers: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Bataille, Levinas, Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida, Ferry, Cixous, Irigaray. Each reading is followed by commentary and analysis from a leading contemporary thinker. The coverage of the subject is exceptionally broad, ranging across perspectives that include existentialism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, phenomenology and feminism. This anthology is an invaluable one-stop resource for anyone researching, teaching or studying animal ethics and animal rights in the fields of philosophy, cultural studies, literary theory, sociology, environmental studies and gender and women's studies.
Table of Contents
Preface; Editors' Introduction: The Animal Question in Continental Philosophy; 1. Friedrich Nietzsche; O My Animals; Nietzsche and Animals; 2. Martin Heidegger; The Animal is Poor on World; Heidegger's Zoontology; 3. George Bataille; Animality; Bataille and the Poetic Fallacy of Animality; 4. Emmanuel Levinas; The Name of a Dog, or Natural Rights; Ethical Cynicism; 5. Michel Foucault; Animality and Insanity; Madness and Animality in Michel Foucault's Madness and Civilization; 6. Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari; Becoming Animal; Animal Becomings; 7. Jacques Derrida; The Animal That Therefore I Am; Thinking with Cats; 8. Luc Ferry; Neither Man nor Stone; Manly Values: Luc Ferry's Ethical Philosophy; 9. Helene Cixous; Birds, Women and Writing; The Writing of Birds, in My Language; 10. Luce lrigaray; Animal Compassion; With commentaries by: Peter Atterton - University of California, San Diego, USA; Matthew Calarco - Sweet Briar College, USA; Verena Conley - Miami University, Ohio and Visisting Professor at Harvard, USA; Alphonso Lingis - Penn State, USA; Jill Marsden - Bolton Institute; Clare Palmer - Lancaster University; Stephen David Ross - Binghampton University, USA; James Urpeth - University of Greenwich; David Wood - Vanderbilt University, USA
Peter Atterton teaches in the Deaprtment of Philosophy at the University of San Diego. Matthew Calarco is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Sweet Briar College.