The translated, complete text of Derrida’s 1997 ten-hour address, “The Autobiographical Animal,” focusing on the industrialized treatment of animals. The Animal That Therefore I Am is at once an affectionate look back over the multiple roles played by animals in Derrida’s work and a profound philosophical investigation and critique of the relegation of animal life that takes place as a result of the distinction?dating from Descartes?between man as thinking animal and every other living species. That starts with the very fact of the line of separation drawn between the human and the millions of other species that are reduced to a single “the animal.” Derrida finds that distinction, or versions of it, surfacing in thinkers as far apart as Descartes, Kant, Heidegger, Lacan, and Levinas, and he dedicates extended analyses to the question in the work of each of them. The book’s autobiographical theme intersects with its philosophical analysis through the figures of looking and nakedness, staged in terms of Derrida’s experience when his cat follows him into the bathroom in the morning. In a classic deconstructive reversal, Derrida asks what this animal sees and thinks when it sees this naked man. Yet the experiences of nakedness and shame also lead all the way back into the mythologies of “man’s dominion over the beasts” and trace a history of how man has systematically displaced onto the animal his own failings or bêtises. The Animal That Therefore I Am is at times a militant plea and indictment regarding, especially, the modern industrialized treatment of animals. However, Derrida cannot subscribe to a simplistic version of animal rights that fails to follow through, in all its implications, the questions and definitions of “life” to which he returned in much of his later work.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-08 - Publisher: Lulu.com
This is the ultimate self-improvement book. Why? The three subjects of this book are Thinking, Learning and Communicating. We must improve these three core capabilities before we can have self-improvement. For that matter, we can't have child-improvement or business-improvement for the same reason. If it can't be defined, it can't
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-31 - Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Told through the eyes of a doctor, these narratives explore the question of what it means to confront life in all its manifestations, to suffer and be human. Raphael Bloom meets a fascinating and complex range of patients who come to him, not only to be healed physically but to
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-28 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Back in the early 1600s, Rene Descartes, the father of modern philosophy was struggling with the meaning of life, and wondering if he really existed, or if he was just some kind of awareness fl oating around in the universe. He fi nally resolved that he really did exist. His
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-01 - Publisher: EduGorilla Community Pvt. Ltd.
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Authors: Raphael. L.C Araújo, Rachel P. Riechelmann
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-16 - Publisher: Springer
This book introduces and discusses the most important aspects of clinical research methods and biostatistics for oncologists, pursuing a tailor-made and practical approach. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has been in vogue in the last few decades, particularly in rapidly advancing fields such as oncology. This approach has been used to support