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Author Timofeeva, Oksana, author.

Title The history of animals : a philosophy / Oxana Timofeeva ; introduction by Slavoj Žižek.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 207 pages)
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Oxana Timofeeva's The History of Animals: A Philosophy is an original and ambitious treatment of the "animal question". While philosophers have always made distinctions between human beings and animals, Timofeeva imagines a world free of such walls and borders. Timofeeva shows the way towards the full acceptance of our animality; an acceptance which does not mean the return to our animal roots, or anything similar. The freedom generated by this acceptance operates through negativity; is an effect of the rejection of the very core of metaphysical philosophy and Christian culture, traditionally opposed to our 'animal' nature and seemingly detached from it. With a foreword by Slavoj Žižek, this book is accessible, jargon-free and ideal for students and all those interested in re-imagining how we engage with animals and the environment."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Contents Introduction -- Oedipus the horse -- Before the law -- The insane -- Insecure, anxious and unhappy -- Unemployed animality -- Dialectics of the fish -- The shepherd of being -- Poor life -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Subject Animals (Philosophy)
Animals (Philosophy)
Animals -- History.
Animals in literature.
Animals in literature.
Animals in art.
Animals in art.
Social & political philosophy.
Philosophy of science.
Animal ecology.
Ethics & moral philosophy.
NATURE -- Animals -- General.
NATURE -- Animals -- Wildlife.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Žižek, Slavoj, writer of introduction.
Other Form: Print version: Timofeeva, Oxana. History of animals. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018 (DLC) 00000027
ISBN 9781350012028 (electronic book)
1350012025 (electronic book)
9781350012035 (online)
1350011991 (ePDF)
9781350011991 (ePDF)
9781350012011 (paperback)
9781350011991 (PDF)
1350012017 (paperback)
1350012009 (hardcover)