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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


(A)live Archives

Gabriella Giannachi

in Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035293
eISBN:
9780262335416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035293.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This Chapter looks at the role played by transmission of the archive through the body, drawing from performance studies, bioart, database aesthetics and history of science to look at what becomes of ... More


The Citizens of Incubators: Vessels of Care and Control

Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr

in Biocitizenship: The Politics of Bodies, Governance, and Power

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479845194
eISBN:
9781479846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479845194.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Neolife are technologically created and fragmented life forms that have been manipulated by humans and cannot survive without artificial life support. This essay focuses our attention on one of the ... More


Green Bunnies and Speaking Ears: The Ethics of Bioart

Joanna Zylinska

in Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240567
eISBN:
9780262255141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240567.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter talks about bioart, which means art that uses biological material such as human tissue, blood, or genes. This form of art has evoked lot of criticism from the artist fraternity. Such ... More


Observations on an Art of Growing Interest: Toward a Phenomenological Approach to Art Involving Biotechnology

Jens Hauser

in Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042499
eISBN:
9780262271127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042499.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the phenomenological nature of “bioart.” It argues that most people interested in the phenomenon of bioart have never experienced the artworks directly, but have only had access ... More


Outfitting the Laboratory of the Symbolic: Toward a Critical Inventory of Bioart

Claire Pentecost

in Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042499
eISBN:
9780262271127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042499.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes the cultural, political, and economic conditions under which “bioart” is being produced today. It uses the works of four well-known practitioners in the field, who employ ... More


The Ethics of Experiential Engagement with the Manipulation of Life

Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr

in Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042499
eISBN:
9780262271127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042499.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter presents case studies of the incorrect use of scientific terminology found in curatorial statements and other bioart-related writings, which often confound developments in tissue ... More


From Communicable Matter to Incommunicable “Stuff”: Extreme Combinatorics and the Return of Ineffability

Barbara Maria Stafford

in Ribbon of Darkness: Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630489
eISBN:
9780226630656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630656.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Since Kant, there has been an intense debate around the question of the location of the Sublime: Is it in the object or in the subject? This essay tackles ineffability’s dark side: the fast-growing, ... 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


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


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


Bioterror and Bioart

George J. Annas

in Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195391732
eISBN:
9780190267650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391732.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines how art and science affect each other in the realm of bioterrorism, and what ethical stance scientists and physicians working in this arena—filled with worst-case biological ... More


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