Death of the Animal: A Dialogue

Death of the Animal: A Dialogue #2019

Death of the Animal A Dialogue While moral perfectionists rank conscious beings according to their cognitive abilities Paola Cavalieri launches a inclusive defense of all forms of subjectivity In concert with Peter Singer J M Coe
  • Title: Death of the Animal: A Dialogue
  • Author: Paola Cavalieri Peter Singer
  • ISBN: 9780231145527
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Hardcover
  • While moral perfectionists rank conscious beings according to their cognitive abilities, Paola Cavalieri launches a inclusive defense of all forms of subjectivity In concert with Peter Singer, J M Coetzee, Harlan B Miller, and other leading animal studies scholars, she expands our understanding of the nonhuman in such a way that the derogatory category of the aniWhile moral perfectionists rank conscious beings according to their cognitive abilities, Paola Cavalieri launches a inclusive defense of all forms of subjectivity In concert with Peter Singer, J M Coetzee, Harlan B Miller, and other leading animal studies scholars, she expands our understanding of the nonhuman in such a way that the derogatory category of the animal becomes meaningless In so doing, she presents a nonhierachical approach to ethics that better respects the value of the conscious self.Cavalieri opens with a dialogue between two imagined philosophers, laying out her challenge to moral perfectionism and tracing its influence on our attitudes toward the unworthy She then follows with a roundtable multilogue which takes on the role of reason in ethics and the boundaries of moral status Coetzee, Nobel Prize winner for Literature and author of The Lives of Animals, emphasizes the animality of human beings Miller, a prominent analytic philosopher at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, dismantles the rationalizations of human bias Cary Wolfe, professor of English at Rice University, advocates an active exposure to other worlds and beings and Matthew Calarco, author of Zoographies The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida, extends ethical consideration to entities that traditionally have little or no moral status, such as plants and ecosystems.As Peter Singer writes in his foreword, the implications of this conversation extend far beyond the issue of the moral status of animals They get to the heart of some important differences about how we should do philosophy, and how philosophy can relate to our everyday life From the divergences between analytical and continental approaches to the relevance of posthumanist thinking in contemporary ethics, the psychology of speciesism, and the practical consequences of an antiperfectionist stance, The Death of the Animal confronts issues that will concern anyone interested in a serious study of morality.
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    What a curious book Paola Cavalieri composes a Socratic dialogue to argue for a non speciesist view of animal rights, and four respondents critique not to say criticize the dialogue Cary Wolfe and Matthew Calarco approach from broadly the perspective of critical theory and continental philosophy Harlan Miller is mainly sympathetic to Cavalieri s project and John J M Coetzee assails the bloodlessness and lack of realism in any philosophical approach by saying that most people and animals crave th [...]

    A thoroughly interesting read that tackles the question of our moral responsibility to animals from a variety of different angles ranging from expanding our range of ethical obligations to rejecting a system of ethics that CAN have any finite range Paola Cavalieri uses the dialogue very effectively to take on the inherent issues that crop up when philosophies as different as virtue ethics and contract theory among others attempt to exclude animals from ethical considerations Philosophically and [...]

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