By Dr. Geoffrey Dierckxsens,Rudmer Bijlsma,Michael Begun,Thomas Kiefer

Much has been written approximately animals in utilized ethics, environmental ethics, and animal rights. This e-book takes a brand new flip, providing an exam of the 'animal query' from a extra primary, philosophical-anthropological point of view. The members during this very important quantity specialize in how the animal has seemed and will be utilized in philosophical argumentation as a metaphor or reference aspect that is helping us comprehend what's distinctively human and what's now not. A ordinary subject matter within the essays is the lifestyles of a region of ambiguity among animals and people, which places into query cozy assumptions in regards to the forte and superiority of human nature.

While the chapters straddle the bounds of historical-philosophical and systematic, continental and analytic techniques, their thematic team spirit knits them jointly, providing a wealthy, extensive, and but cohesive standpoint. the 1st a part of the publication deals normal explorations of the relation among animal and human nature, and of the concomitant existential and moral dimensions of this courting. The chapters within the moment half deal with an identical topic, yet, in so doing, specialise in particular features of animal and human nature: mind's eye, politics, historical past, feel, finitude, and science

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