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              Zoontologies: The Question Of The Animal

              Zoontologies: The Question Of The Animal (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Wolfe, Cary

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              Those nonhuman beings called animals pose philosophical and ethical questions that go to the root not just of what we think but of who we are. Their presence asks: what happens when the other can no longer safely be assumed to be human? This collection offers a set of incitements... and coordinates for exploring how these issues have been represented in contemporary culture and theory, from Jurassic Park and the horse whisperer Monty Roberts, to the work of artists such as Joseph Beuys and William Wegman; from foundational texts on the animal in the works of Heidegger and Freud, to the postmodern rethinking of ethics and animals in figures such as Singer, Deleuze, Lyotard, and Levinas; from the New York Times investigation of a North Carolina slaughterhouse, to the first appearance in any language of Jacques Derrida's recent detailed critique of Lacan's rendering of the human/animal divide.
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              ISBN 9780816641062
              Released AU 1 Jan 2003
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Critical Environments: Postmodern Theory and the Pragmatics of the Outside

              Critical Environments: Postmodern Theory and the Pragmatics of the Outside (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wolfe, Cary

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              This text investigates three strains of post-modern theory - pragmatism, systems theory and post-structuralism - and shows how each confronts the spectre of an outside not wholly constituted by discourses, language games and interpretive communities.

              ISBN 9780816630196
              Released AU 1 Mar 1998
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Theory out of bounds
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              Philosophy and Animal Life

              Philosophy and Animal Life (Hardback)

              By Cavell, Stanley; Diamond, Cora; McDowell, John; Hacking, Ian; Wolfe, Cary

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              Offers a way of thinking about animal rights, our obligation to animals, and the nature of philosophy itself. This book explores how the animal question is bound up with the general problem of philosophical skepticism. It considers the failure of language to capture the vulnerabi...lity of humans and animals.
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              ISBN 9780231145145
              Released AU 1 May 2008
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory
               

              Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory (Paperback, 2nd ed.)

              By Wolfe, Cary; Foreword by Mitchell, W. J. T.

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              In 'Animal rites', Cary Wolfe examines contemporary notions of humanism, ethics, and animals by reconstructing a little known but crucial underground tradition of theorizing the animal.

              ISBN 9780226905143
              Released AU 15 Mar 2003
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Zoontologies: The Question Of The Animal

              Zoontologies: The Question Of The Animal (Hardback)

              By Wolfe, Cary

              • RRP: $108.00
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              Those nonhuman beings called animals pose philosophical and ethical questions that go to the root not just of what we think but of who we are. Their presence asks: what happens when the other can no longer safely be assumed to be human? This collection offers a set of incitements... and coordinates for exploring how these issues have been represented in contemporary culture and theory, from Jurassic Park and the horse whisperer Monty Roberts, to the work of artists such as Joseph Beuys and William Wegman; from foundational texts on the animal in the works of Heidegger and Freud, to the postmodern rethinking of ethics and animals in figures such as Singer, Deleuze, Lyotard, and Levinas; from the New York Times investigation of a North Carolina slaughterhouse, to the first appearance in any language of Jacques Derrida's recent detailed critique of Lacan's rendering of the human/animal divide.
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              ISBN 9780816641055
              Released AU 1 Jan 2003
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              Manifestly Haraway

              Manifestly Haraway (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Haraway, Donna J.; Preface by Wolfe, Cary

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              Electrifying, provocative, and controversial when first published thirty years ago, Donna Haraway s Cyborg Manifesto is even more relevant today, when the divisions that she so eloquently challenges of human and machine but also of gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and l...ocation are increasingly complex. The subsequent Companion Species Manifesto, which further questions the human nonhuman disjunction, is no less urgently needed in our time of environmental crisis and profound polarization. Manifestly Haraway brings together these momentous manifestos to expose the continuity and ramifying force of Haraway s thought, whose significance emerges with engaging immediacy in a sustained conversation between the author and her long-term friend and colleague Cary Wolfe. Reading cyborgs and companion species through and with each other, Haraway and Wolfe join in a wide-ranging exchange on the history and meaning of the manifestos in the context of biopolitics, feminism, Marxism, human nonhuman relationships, making kin, literary tropes, material semiotics, the negative way of knowing, secular Catholicism, and more.The conversation ends by revealing the early stages of Haraway s Chthulucene Manifesto, in tension with the teleologies of the doleful Anthropocene and the exterminationist Capitalocene. Deeply dedicated to a diverse and robust earthly flourishing, Manifestly Haraway promises to reignite needed discussion in and out of the academy about biologies, technologies, histories, and still possible futures.
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              ISBN 9780816650484
              Released AU 1 Jun 2016
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Posthumanities
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              Ecological Poetics; or, Wallace Stevens's Birds

              Ecological Poetics; or, Wallace Stevens's Birds (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wolfe, Cary

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              The poems of Wallace Stevens teem with birds: grackles, warblers, doves, swans, nightingales, owls, peacocks, and one famous blackbird who summons thirteen ways of looking. What do Stevens's evocations of birds, and his poems more generally, tell us about the relationship between... human and nonhuman? In this book, the noted theorist of posthumanism Cary Wolfe argues for a philosophical and theoretical reinvention of ecological poetics, using Stevens as a test case. Stevens, Wolfe argues, is an ecological poet in the sense that his places, worlds, and environments are co-created by the life forms that inhabit them. Wolfe argues for a "nonrepresentational" conception of ecopoetics, showing how Stevens's poems reward study alongside theories of system, environment, and observation derived from a multitude of sources, from Ralph Waldo Emerson and Niklas Luhmann to Jacques Derrida and Stuart Kauffman. Ecological Poetics is an ambitious interdisciplinary undertaking involving literary criticism, contemporary philosophy, and theoretical biology.
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              ISBN 9780226687971
              Released AU 15 Feb 2020
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame
               

              Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wolfe, Cary

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              Animal studies and biopolitics are two of the most dynamic areas of interdisciplinary scholarship. Bringing these two emergent areas of thought into direct conversation, this book fosters a new discussion about the status of nonhuman animals and the shared plight of humans and an...imals under biopolitics.
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              ISBN 9780226922416
              Released AU 15 Nov 2012
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Philosophy and Animal Life
               

              Philosophy and Animal Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cavell, Stanley; Diamond, Cora; McDowell, John; Hacking, Ian; Wolfe, Cary

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              In Philosophy and Animal Life, Cora Diamond begins with The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy, in which she accuses analytical philosophy of evading, or deflecting, the responsibility of human beings toward nonhuman animals. Diamond then explores the animal q...uestion in the more general problem of philosophical skepticism. Focusing specifically on J. M. Coetzee's The Lives of Animals, she considers the failure of language to capture the vulnerability of humans and animals. Stanley Cavell responds to Diamond's argument with his own close reading of Coetzee's work, connecting the human-animal relationship to further themes of morality and philosophy. John McDowell follows with a critique of both Diamond and Cavell, and Ian Hacking explains why Cora Diamond's essay is so deeply perturbing and, paradoxically, favors poetry over philosophy in overcoming her difficulties. Cary Wolfe's introduction situates these arguments within the broader context of contemporary continental philosophy and theory, particularly Jacques Derrida's work on deconstruction and the question of the animal.
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              ISBN 9780231145152
              Released AU 15 Nov 2009
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              The Death of the Animal: A Dialogue

              The Death of the Animal: A Dialogue (Hardback)

              By Cavalieri, Paola; With Calarco, Matthew; Coetzee, J.; Miller, Harlan; Wolfe, Cary

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              While moral perfectionists rank conscious beings according to their cognitive abilities, Paola Cavalieri launches a more inclusive defense of all forms of subjectivity. In concert with Peter Singer, J. M. Coetzee, Harlan B. Miller, and other leading animal studies scholars, she e...xpands our understanding of the nonhuman in such a way that the derogatory category of "the animal" becomes meaningless. In so doing, she presents a nonhierachical approach to ethics that better respects the value of the conscious self. Cavalieri opens with a dialogue between two imagined philosophers, laying out her challenge to moral perfectionism and tracing its influence on our attitudes toward the "unworthy." She then follows with a roundtable "multilogue" which takes on the role of reason in ethics and the boundaries of moral status. Coetzee, Nobel Prize winner for Literature and author of The Lives of Animals, emphasizes the animality of human beings; Miller, a prominent analytic philosopher at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, dismantles the rationalizations of human bias; Cary Wolfe, professor of English at Rice University, advocates an active exposure to other worlds and beings; and Matthew Calarco, author of Zoographies: The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida, extends ethical consideration to entities that traditionally have little or no moral status, such as plants and ecosystems. As Peter Singer writes in his foreword, the implications of this conversation extend far beyond the issue of the moral status of animals. They "get to the heart of some important differences about how we should do philosophy, and how philosophy can relate to our everyday life." From the divergences between analytical and continental approaches to the relevance of posthumanist thinking in contemporary ethics, the psychology of speciesism, and the practical consequences of an antiperfectionist stance, The Death of the Animal confronts issues that will concern anyone interested in a serious stu
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              ISBN 9780231145527
              Released AU 15 Jan 2009
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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