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Regarding Life
Regarding Life (October 2016)
Animals and the Documentary Moving Image
Belinda Smaill - Author

Contends that the narrative and aesthetic qualities of the documentary genre enable new understandings of animals and animal/human relationships.

As indicated by the success of such films as March of the Penguins and Food, Inc., the documentary has become the preeminent format for rendering animals and nature onscreen. In Regarding Life, Belinda Smaill brings together examples from a broad ar...(Read More)
 
 
Political Theory and the Animal/Human Relationship
Political Theory and the Animal/Human Relationship (April 2016)
Judith Grant - Editor
Vincent G. Jungkunz - Editor

Examines how the animal/human divide has influenced power dynamics.

The division of life into animal and human is one of the fundamental schisms found within political societies. Ironically, given the immense influence of the animal/human divide, especially upon power dynamics, the discipline in charge of theorizing and studying power—political science and theory—has had little to say about the anima...(Read More)
 
 
Revivals
Revivals (November 2015)
Of Antigone
William Robert - Author

Presents new ways of thinking about the human and the humanities through a rethinking of Antigone.

Why revive Antigone—again? And why now? William Robert responds to these questions through an inventive reading of Sophocles’s Antigone, reimagining Antigone in unprecedented ways. These new possibilities, of new Antigones, offer fresh ideas on what it means to be human in relation to others. Rec...(Read More)
 
 
Saving Eagle Mitch
Saving Eagle Mitch (May 2013)
One Good Deed in a Wicked World
Barbara Chepaitis - Author

When a Navy SEAL and former Army Ranger rescue a wounded eagle in war-torn Afghanistan, a writer learns what it can take to do one good deed in a seemingly wicked world.

In the spring of 2010, as the world’s economy faced a potential meltdown and the United States tried to win one war and maneuver its way out of another, one lone Steppe Eagle, shot down on a firing range in Afghanistan, faced problems of hi...(Read More)
 
 
Critical Animal Studies
Critical Animal Studies (January 2013)
An Introduction
Dawne McCance - Author

Comprehensive overview of key theoretical approaches and issues in the field.

Having roots as a specialized philosophical movement at Oxford University in the early 1970s, critical animal studies is now taking shape as a wide-open, multidisciplinary endeavor through which scholars across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and others ranging from creative writers to architects, are joining together to a...(Read More)
 
 
The Thou of Nature
The Thou of Nature (January 2013)
Religious Naturalism and Reverence for Sentient Life
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Explores the spiritual obligations of humans to animals from a religious naturalist’s perspective.

Humans share the earth with nonhuman animals who are also capable of conscious experience and awareness. Arguing that we should develop an I-thou, not an I-it, relationship with other sentient beings, Donald A. Crosby adds a new perspective to the current debates on human/animal relations ...(Read More)
 
 
Being in the Pampas
Being in the Pampas (January 2006)
The Question of Being in Argentine Literature
Julio Cesar Diaz - Author

Explores the question of being through readings of Parmenides’s Poem, Zeno’s paradoxes, and Plato’s Parmenides.

The question of being arose in Greek philosophy out of a sense of awe before the diversity and plurality of beings. In Eleatic philosophy, this sense of awe soon became a quest for unity in the multiplicity of beings. The history of Western ontology is an attempt to convey, interpret, ...(Read More)
 
 
With Respect for Nature
With Respect for Nature (May 2005)
Living as Part of the Natural World
J. Claude Evans - Author

Explores how humans can take the lives of animals and plants while maintaining a proper respect both for ecosystems and for those who live in them.

We eat, inevitably, at the expense of other living creatures. How can we take the lives of plants and animals while maintaining a proper respect for both ecosystems and the individuals who live in them—including ourselves? In this book philosopher J. Claude Evans chal...(Read More)
 
 
Animal, Vegetable, or Woman?
Animal, Vegetable, or Woman? (October 2000)
A Feminist Critique of Ethical Vegetarianism
Kathryn Paxton George - Author

Challenges current claims that humans ought to be vegetarians because animals have moral standing.

Kathryn Paxton George challenges the view held by noted philosophers Tom Regan and Peter Singer and ecofeminists Carol Adams and Deane Curtin who assume the Principle of Equality to argue that no one should eat meat or animal products. She shows how these renowned individuals also violate the Principle of Equality, because they pla...(Read More)
 
 
Animal Others
Animal Others (September 1999)
On Ethics, Ontology, and Animal Life
H. Peter Steeves - Editor
Tom Regan - Foreword by

Explores questions concerning animals from a continental perspective.

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 p...(Read More)
 
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