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The Lives of Animals
     

The Lives of Animals

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by J. M. Coetzee, Marjorie B. Garber, Barbara Smuts, Wendy Doniger, Peter Singer
 

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ISBN-10: 069107089X

ISBN-13: 9780691070896

Pub. Date: 04/16/2001

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Coetzee stirs our imaginations by confronting us with an articulate, intelligent, aging, and increasingly alienated novelist who cannot help but be exasperated with her fellow human beings, many of them academics, who are unnecessarily cruel to animals, and apparently (but not admittedly) committed to cruelty. The story urges us to reconceive our devotion to

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"Coetzee stirs our imaginations by confronting us with an articulate, intelligent, aging, and increasingly alienated novelist who cannot help but be exasperated with her fellow human beings, many of them academics, who are unnecessarily cruel to animals, and apparently (but not admittedly) committed to cruelty. The story urges us to reconceive our devotion to reason as a universal value."—From the introduction by Amy Gutmann

"Magnificent. . . . Coetzee's powerful and subtle text is irreducibly about real animal suffering, but it is also about much more."—Phil Baker, Sunday Times (London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691070896
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/16/2001
Series:
University Center for Human Values Series
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION: Amy Gutmann 3

THE LIVES OF ANIMALS: J. M. Coetzee

The Philosophers and the Animals 15

The Poets and the Animals 47

REFLECTIONS:

Marjorie Garber 73

Peter Singer 85

Wendy Doniger 93

Barbara Smuts 107

CONTRIBUTORS 111

INDEX 123

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The Lives of Animals 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one the most worrying and disturding books about vegetaranism, i have ever come across. Coetzee embodiement Elizabeth Costello persuades her hostile American audience to change their views upon treatment of animals. The argument, both complex and clear leave us nothing but to admit to out harsh human nature of discriminating animals because of their appearance or behavoiur.
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The book was ok :)