The Philosophical Ethology of Vinciane Despret

1st Edition

Brett Buchanan, Matthew Chrulew, Jeffrey Bussolini

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Published December 13, 2019
Reference - 196 Pages
ISBN 9780367890537 - CAT# K461956

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Summary

Vinciane Despret is a Belgian philosopher whose work proposes new questions and approaches to human-animal relations. Of central importance to her thought is an intellectual and cultural proposal to allow animals to show their agency and allow them to be interesting. With genuine curiosity, Despret looks at how humans and animals transform one another through daily encounters, and she explores these metamorphoses through an engagement with the history of philosophy, literature, science, field research, and art. In a playful though serious tone, Despret claims that animals are always more interesting than we give them credit for, and that the achievements of animals are never far from our own. This book was originally published as a special issue of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities.

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