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Without Offending HumansA Critique of Animal Rights$
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Élisabeth de Fontenay

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816676040

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.001.0001

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The Pathetic Pranks of Bio-Art

The Pathetic Pranks of Bio-Art

Chapter:
(p.111) 6 The Pathetic Pranks of Bio-Art
Source:
Without Offending Humans
Author(s):

Élisabeth de Fontenay

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0006

Chapter 6 (The Pathetic Pranks of Bio-Art) is, as its title suggests, a scathing critique of Bio-Art. In Fontenay’s reading, Bio-Art abusively appropriates the legitimate concern for animal rights and carelessly avoids the true ethical and political questions posed by genetic engineering.

Keywords:   Jacques Derrida, Animal Rights, Peter Singer, BioArt, Mad Cow Disease, Media, Frankfurt School, Animal, Steven Jay Gould

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