It drives critical animal experiments at important new directions; It reviews basic assumptions, proposes new paradigms on how we can live and function ecologically, in a world that is not simply “ours”. She argues that it is not enough to recognize the ethical demands of our encounters with animals or to criticize our often murderous treatment: to simply reinforce human exceptionalism.
- How “Compassion” for animals reinforces notions of which has been distinguishing humans from other animals.
- How speciesism and individual centricity are built into the legal system.
- How individualistic is the subjectivity in relation to animals that do not think in the same way.
- As any consideration of animal others must involve a radical deconstruction of our idea of ”man.”
- How art, philosophy and literature avoid speciesism and liberate man from subjectivity.
This volume is a unique project that is at the forefront of animal welfare philosophy as well as the posthuman / artistic / abstract identity philosophy. It will be of great interest to students and researchers in philosophy, ethics, especially continental philosophy, critical theory and cultural studies.