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The human-animal boundary : exploring the line in philosophy and fiction

Author: Nandita Batra; Mario Wenning
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Series: Ecocritical theory and practice.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Human-Animal Boundary shifts the traditional anthropocentric focus of philosophy and literature by combining the question "what is human?" with the question "what is animal?" The objective is to expand the imaginative scope of human-animal relationships by combining perspectives from different disciplines, traditions, and cultural backgrounds.
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Human-animal boundary.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2018046770
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nandita Batra; Mario Wenning
ISBN: 9781498557832 149855783X
OCLC Number: 1057238501
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. CONTESTING EXCEPTIONALISM; Ch01. Bridging the Abyss; Ch02. Ramayana's Hanuman-Animal, Human, or Divine?; C03. Aesop; Part II. Representing the Human-Animal Boundary; Ch04. "Zones of Non-Knowledge"; Ch05. The Avoidance of Moral Responsibility toward Animals; Ch06. The Cattle in the Long Cedar Springs Draw; Ch07. Rewriting the Human-Animal Divide; Ch08. Milton's Elephant; Part III. RE-SITUATING THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOUNDARY; Ch09. The Moral Duties of Dolphins; Ch10. Great Apes and Lesser Humans; Ch11. The Empress and the Beast Ch12. A Bestiary for the AnthropoceneIndex; About the Contributors
Series Title: Ecocritical theory and practice.
Responsibility: edited by Nandita Batra and Mario Wenning.

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From Aesop's and Heidegger's animals to McKibben's and Bekoff's anthropocene, the dividing line between homo sapiens and the world's other species has been supported and abolished, attacked and Read more...

 
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