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Animal Others

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Animal Others brings together original contributions that explore the status of animals from the continental philosophy perspective. Examined are the moral status of animals, the question of animal minds, an understanding of what it is to be an animal and what it is to be with an animal, as well as the roles animals play in the work of philosophers such as Husserl, Heidegg...more
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by State University of New York Press (first published 1999)
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Karl Steel

No time for a thorough review. I can only quote a few favorite passages and also praise this collection for doing everything a philosophical animal studies book should do. It's phenemenological, ethical, engaged with 'real world' situations--the circus, fear of bees--and all this before Derrida's body of work on animals had been translated. It also renders the failues of many later animal studies anthologies much less forgiveable: since this one got so much so right so early, there's no excuse,...more
Martin Rowe
As the editor makes clear, this edited volume brings together a wide variety of writings about animals from a loosely continental-philosphical perspective. Some of the essays are very specific ("The Role and Status of Animals in Nietzsche's Philosophy") while others are more general ("Bodily Being and Animal World: Toward a Somatology of Cross-Species Community"). You have to have a high degree of tolerance for allusive and technical philosophical language, and sometimes you wonder whether it co...more
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