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Author Coetzee, J. M., 1940-

Title The lives of animals / J.M. Coetzee ; edited and introduced by Amy Gutmann
Published Princeton, N.J. ; Chichester : Princeton University Press, 2001


Description 1 online resource (130 pages)
Series University Center for Human Values series
Contents Cover -- CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- THE LIVES OF ANIMALS -- The Philosophers and the Animals -- The Poets and the Animals -- REFLECTIONS -- Marjorie Garber -- Peter Singer -- Wendy Doniger -- Barbara Smuts -- CONTRIBUTORS -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Z
Summary J.M. Coetzee uses fiction to present a discussion of animal rights in all their complexity. He draws us into his character's own sense of mortality, her compassion for animals, and her alienation from humans, even from her own family. In his fable, presented as a Tanner Lecture sponsored by the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, Coetzee immerses us in a drama reflecting the real-life situation at hand: a writer delivering a lecture on an emotionally charged issue at a prestigious university. The story is followed by responses treating the reader to a variety of perspectives, delivered by leading thinkers in different fields. Coetzee's text is accompanied by an introduction by political philosopher Amy Gutmann and responsive essays by religion scholar Wendy Doniger, primatologist Barbara Smuts, literary theorist Marjorie Garber, and moral philosopher Peter Singer, author of "Animal Liberation." Together the lecture-fable and the essays explore the palpable social consequences of uncompromising moral conflict and confrontation
Notes Originally published: 1999
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Animal rights -- Philosophy -- Fiction
Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Fiction
FICTION -- Literary.
Animal rights -- Philosophy.
Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Gutmann, Amy
Princeton University. University Center for Human Values
ISBN 9781400822829