Customer Reviews


1 Review
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Animal and Continental Philosophy, 30 Jan 2009
This review is from: Zoographies The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida (Paperback)
This is an excellent book addressing a mostly ignored area of Continental Philosophy (although many contintental philosophers have directly or indirectly addressed the problem) of what is the relationship between the human and the animal in the wake of modern biological science.

Calarco is keen to answer the question of whether the distinction (philosophically speaking) between human and (non-human) animals can be maintained. With this in mind he sets out to expose the anthropocentrism inherent within the philosophies of Heidegger, Levinas, Agamben, and Derrida (although as Calarco admits, some philosophers are more guilty than others).

Calarco concludes that the human-animal distinction is no longer tenable and in the interests of animal welfare we should relocate our philosophical thinking to accomodate this fact. Although (I think) that I disagree with Calarco's conclusion (I believe that some kind of anthrpocentrism within philosophy may ne necessary to stave off nihilism) this an excellent book for all those involved with the consequences of evolution for philosophical thought and heartily recommended for its insights and clarity.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Zoographies The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida
Zoographies The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida by Matthew Calarco (Paperback - 4 July 2008)
£17.17
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews