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Eternal Ephemera: Adaptation and the Origin of Species from the Nineteenth Century Through Punctuated Equilibria and Beyond

Niles Eldredge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153164
eISBN:
9780231526753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153164.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book follows the development of evolutionary science over the past two hundred years. It highlights the fact that life endures even though all organisms and species are transitory or ephemeral. ... More


Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Élisabeth de Fontenay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book pursues the investigation Fontenay began in her magnum opus, The Silence of the Beasts: Philosophy Confronts Animality with a series of essays of somewhat more topical reach. Fontenay’s ... More


The Improper

Élisabeth de Fontenay

in Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 2 (The Improper) is a wide-ranging critique of the ways the human exception has prevented the question of the philosophical status of animals from being addressed but ultimately argues for ... More


Their Secret Elect

Élisabeth de Fontenay

in Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 1 (Their Secret Elect) is an investigation of the moments when animals appear as a group or in more singular instances in the work of Jacques Derrida. Fontenay carefully suggests that in some ... More


Between Possessions and Persons

Élisabeth de Fontenay

in Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 3 (Between Possessions and Persons) is a forceful critique of one of the main proponents of animal rights, the Australian philosopher Peter Singer along with his acolyte Paola Cavalieri. ... More


Rhetorics of Dehumanization

Élisabeth de Fontenay

in Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 4 (Rhetorics of Dehumanization) places the writing of Alphonse Toussenel, a 19th century Fourrierist whose most notable contributions were an anti-Semitic treatise on the “history of ... More


They Are Sleeping and We Are Watching over Them

Élisabeth de Fontenay

in Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 5 (They Are Sleeping and We Are Watching Over Them) investigates how the “animal question” was treated in the works of Adorno and Horkheimer, Aristotle, Leibniz and Husserl, finding in each ... More


The Pathetic Pranks of Bio-Art

Élisabeth de Fontenay

in Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 6 (The Pathetic Pranks of Bio-Art) is, as its title suggests, a scathing critique of Bio-Art. In Fontenay’s reading, Bio-Art abusively appropriates the legitimate concern for animal rights ... More


The Ordinariness of Barbarity

Élisabeth de Fontenay

in Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 7 (The Ordinariness of Barbarity) portrays the vast extent of cruelty towards animals, from the slaughter of cows under the threat of mad cow disease to industrial methods of animal breeding ... More


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