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Author Ryan, Derek.

Title Animal theory : a critical introduction / Derek Ryan
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2015]
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Contents Acknowledgements -- Introduction. Thinking outside the cage. A history of anthropocentrism? Antiquity and enlightenment. Animal studies and animal theory. Chapter review. Key texts and further reading -- 1. Animals as humans. Psychoanalytic animals. Anthropomorphism : pitfalls and potential. Writing 'as if' anthropomorphism : 'Lizzie's tiger'. Key texts and further reading -- 2. Animal ontology. Humans as animals. Becoming animal. Posthuman animals. Uncomfortable analogies : the lives of animals. Key texts and further reading -- 3. Animal life. Everyday animals. Phenomenological worlds. Why not an olfactory art? Timbuktu. Key texts and further reading -- 4. Animal ethics. Animal uses and abuses. Beyond animal rights. Eating animals. Meat Stories : eating animials. Key texts and further reading -- Index
Summary An account of the challenges and potential in thinking about and with animals. Provides a discussion of theoretical approaches to animals in modern and contemporary philosophy. Offers a guide to concepts in animal theory. Intervenes in current debates by engaging with theoretical issues and suggesting new ways to consider human-animal relations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Animals (Philosophy)
Human-animal relationships.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 074868221X (electronic bk.)
9780748682218 (electronic bk.)