Find your perfect holiday reading
Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism - Critical Perspectives on Animals (Paperback)
  • Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism - Critical Perspectives on Animals (Paperback)
zoom

Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism - Critical Perspectives on Animals (Paperback)

(author)
£27.00
Paperback 312 Pages / Published: 23/04/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
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-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.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231153430
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 411 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Tipping Point
Added to basket
Skin in the Game
Added to basket
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
How To Be an Antiracist
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Twittering Machine
Added to basket
The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
The Book of Joy
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.49
Hardback
The Case Against Reality
Added to basket
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The History of Philosophy
Added to basket
£26.00   £21.00
Hardback
This Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Silence
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
The Art of Logic
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.