The Animal Side

The Animal Side The Animal Side is a manifesto on the importance of animals for human thought It attempts to characterize the importance for human beings of the fact that animals exist Adopting a philosophical and

  • Title: The Animal Side
  • Author: Jean-Christophe Bailly Catherine Porter
  • ISBN: 9780823234448
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Animal Side is a manifesto on the importance of animals for human thought It attempts to characterize the importance, for human beings, of the fact that animals exist Adopting a philosophical and poetic approach, the book seeks to show that animals ways of inhabiting the earth are, for human consciousness, an expansion and an exploration of what philosophers and poeThe Animal Side is a manifesto on the importance of animals for human thought It attempts to characterize the importance, for human beings, of the fact that animals exist Adopting a philosophical and poetic approach, the book seeks to show that animals ways of inhabiting the earth are, for human consciousness, an expansion and an exploration of what philosophers and poets have tried to name by speaking of the Open.Beginning with the story of an encounter with a deer on a road at night, the book proceeds by showing that, beyond the diversity of animal life and the ways animals differ from human beings, there is a layer of the perceptible on which we all draw, humans and animals alike, in our own ways At present, however, this layer itself is at risk Thus the book can also be read as a defense and illustration of animals modes ofbeing, and as a plea for their survival.

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    1. A gorgeous book of philosophy that borders on poetry. I hope there will be lots more to come from the discipline of philosophy on animals and the animality of humans.

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