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Corporal compassion : animal ethics and philosophy of body

Author: Ralph R Acampora
Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2006.
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"Corporal Compassion examines the practical applications of the somatic ethos in contexts such as laboratory experimentation and zoological exhibition, and challenges practitioners to go beyond recent reforms and look to a future beyond exploitation or total noninterference--a posthumanist culture that advocates caring in a participatory approach."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph R Acampora
ISBN: 0822942852 9780822942856
OCLC Number: 64770978
Description: xv, 201 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction : Somaesthetics and animal ethics --
1. Interspecies ethics and phenomenology of body : precursors and pathways --
2. Flesh-and-blood being-in-a-world : toward a transpecific ontology of somatic society --
3. Appreciation of animal nature under the aspect of bodiment --
4. Ethos and Leib : "symphysics" of transpecific morality --
5. Body bioethics in realms of the carnal and the carceral --
6. Contexts and promise of corporal compassion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Ralph R. Acampora.
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Emphasizes the phenomenal commonality of living beings: a philosophy of body that seeks to displace any notion of anthropomorphic empathy in viewing the moral experiences of nonhuman living beings.  Read more...

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