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The history of animals: a philosophy

By: Timofeeva, Oxana.
Publisher: New York Bloomsbury 2018Description: xviii, 207 p.ISBN: 9781350012011.Subject(s): Animal question - Ambitious treatment | Animality - Acceptance | Animal nature - Philosophy | Dignity of animals - Philosophical | Posthumanism | Animal studiesDDC classification: 591 Summary: Oxana Timofeeva's The History of Animals: A Philosophy is an original and ambitious treatment of the "animal question". While philosophers have always made distinctions between human beings and animals, Timofeeva imagines a world free of such walls and borders. Timofeeva shows the way towards the full acceptance of our animality; an acceptance which does not mean the return to our animal roots, or anything similar. The freedom generated by this acceptance operates through negativity; is an effect of the rejection of the very core of metaphysical philosophy and Christian culture, traditionally opposed to our 'animal' nature and seemingly detached from it. With a foreword by Slavoj Žižek, this book is accessible, jargon-free and ideal for students and all those interested in re-imagining how we engage with animals and the environment. https://www.bloomsbury.com/in/the-history-of-animals-a-philosophy-9781350012028/
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Oxana Timofeeva's The History of Animals: A Philosophy is an original and ambitious treatment of the "animal question". While philosophers have always made distinctions between human beings and animals, Timofeeva imagines a world free of such walls and borders. Timofeeva shows the way towards the full acceptance of our animality; an acceptance which does not mean the return to our animal roots, or anything similar. The freedom generated by this acceptance operates through negativity; is an effect of the rejection of the very core of metaphysical philosophy and Christian culture, traditionally opposed to our 'animal' nature and seemingly detached from it.

With a foreword by Slavoj Žižek, this book is accessible, jargon-free and ideal for students and all those interested in re-imagining how we engage with animals and the environment.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/in/the-history-of-animals-a-philosophy-9781350012028/

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