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Animals and the limits of postmodernism, Gary Steiner

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Animals and the limits of postmodernism
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Animals and the limits of postmodernism
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Gary Steiner
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eng
Summary
In Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism, Gary Steiner illuminates postmodernism's inability to produce viable ethical and political principles. Ethics requires notions of self, agency, and value that are not available to postmodernists. Thus, much of what is published under the rubric of postmodernist theory lacks a proper basis for a systematic engagement with ethics. Steiner demonstrates this through a provocative critique of postmodernist approaches to the moral status of animals, set against the background of a broader indictment of postmodernism's failure to establish clear principles for action. He revisits the ideas of Derrida, Foucault, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, together with recent work by their American interpreters, and shows that the basic terms of postmodern thought are incompatible with definitive claims about the moral status of animals<U+0127> �as well as humans. Steiner also identifies the failures of liberal humanist thought in regards to this same moral dilemma, and he encourages a rethinking of humanist ideas in a way that avoids the anthropocentric limitations of traditional humanist thought. Drawing on the achievements of the Stoics and Kant, he builds on his earlier ideas of cosmic holism and non-anthropocentric cosmopolitanism to arrive at a more concrete foundation for animal rights --
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1956-
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Steiner, Gary
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical perspectives on animals : theory, culture, science, and law
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  • Animals (Philosophy)
  • Animal rights
  • Animal welfare
  • Postmodernism
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Animals and the limits of postmodernism, Gary Steiner
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-285) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
The use and disadvantages of Nietzsche for life -- Postmodernism and justice -- "Later here signifies never": Derrida on animals -- Animal rights and the evasions of postmodernism -- Toward a nonanthropocentric cosmopolitanism -- Cosmopolitanism and veganism
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FIEb17481120
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780231153430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)809789623
Label
Animals and the limits of postmodernism, Gary Steiner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The use and disadvantages of Nietzsche for life -- Postmodernism and justice -- "Later here signifies never": Derrida on animals -- Animal rights and the evasions of postmodernism -- Toward a nonanthropocentric cosmopolitanism -- Cosmopolitanism and veganism
Control code
FIEb17481120
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780231153430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)809789623

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