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Title Animots : postanimality in French thought / special editors, Matthew Senior, David L. Clark, and Carla Freccero
Imprint New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, [2015]
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Descript 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Yale French studies, 044-0078 ; number 127
Yale French studies ; no. 127
Note Includes bibliographical references
Editors' preface: Ecce animot: postanimality from cave to screen / Matthew Senior, David Clark, and Carla Freccero -- Alongside the animals: Bataille's "Lascaux project" / Yue Zhuo -- Before the Animot: Bêtise and the zoological machine in medieval Latin and French bestiaries / Sarah Kay -- "L'animal que donc je suis": self-humaning in Descartes and Derrida / Matthew Senior -- From the animal of the Enlightenment to the animal of postmodernism / Jean-Luc Guichet -- Animals are masters of silence / Jean-Christophe Bailly -- After Jacques Derrida (more to follow): from A cat-emic to Caliban / Bénédicte Boisseron -- "A race of wolves" / Carla Freccero -- Do animals work? Creating pragmatic narratives / Vinciane Despret -- What remains to be seen: animal, atrocity, witness / David L. Clark -- Facing the animal in Sartre and Levinas / Florence Burgat -- The slaughterhouse or a common fate / Ã쩳abeth de Fontenay -- Return to sacrifice / Ã쩳abeth de Fontenay -- Reflexive realism in Rene Clement's Forbidden games / Anat Pick
Addresses French-inspired theoretical and philosophical concerns centered on animals and animality. Contributors from France, the United Kingdom, and North America discuss animal-related topics in the French philosophical and literary tradition, offering a wide range of perspectives on animals, ethics, and the future of animal studies. Essays question the reducibility of animal lives to rights discourse on the one hand and scientific empiricisms on the other, and examine whether and how the advent of the posthuman will affect the standing and the future of the nonhuman animal.--Provided by publisher
Subject Animals (Philosophy) -- France
Philosophy, French
Alt Author Senior, Matthew, 1952- editor
Clark, David L., 1955- editor
Freccero, Carla, 1956- editor
Alt Title Postanimality in French thought
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