Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism

Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism

by Gary Steiner

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ISBN-13: 9780231153430
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Series: Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gary Steiner is John Howard Harris Professor of Philosophy at Bucknell University. He is the author of Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents: The Moral Status of Animals in the History of Western Philosophy and Animals and the Moral Community: Mental Life, Moral Status, and Kinship.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Use and Disadvantages of Nietzsche for Life
2. Postmodernism and Justice
3. "Later here signifies never": Derrida on Animals
4. Animal Rights and the Evasions of Postmodernism
5. Toward a Nonanthropocentric Cosmopolitanism
6. Cosmopolitanism and Veganism
Bibliography
Index

What People are Saying About This

J.M. Coetzee

Gary Steiner's polemic is directed at a wide range of modern thinkers who have addressed animal-human relations. He also offers an eloquent plea for a cosmopolitanism that will include all living beings.

Richard Wolin

With this book, Steiner establishes himself as one of the most talented and insightful philosophers working in the burgeoning field of animal rights

Paola Cavalieri

Anyone who has struggled with the so-called French theory in the field of animal studies will find in this volume a clear exposition of its cultural roots and substantive contents, together with a sympathetic appreciation of its merits and a lucid assessment of its shortcomings. But this book is much more. It is a global overview and a reasoned critique of our anthropocentric philosophical tradition, from Aristotle to John Rawls, put in the service of the construction of a new and consistent theory of justice for all sentient beings.

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