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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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Rhetorics of Dehumanization

Rhetorics of Dehumanization

(p.72) 4 Rhetorics of Dehumanization
Without Offending Humans

Élisabeth de Fontenay

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 4 (Rhetorics of Dehumanization) places the writing of Alphonse Toussenel, a 19th century Fourrierist whose most notable contributions were an anti-Semitic treatise on the “history of financial feudalism” and a book on “the spirit of the beasts,” in the context of the pseudo-science of physiognomy.

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

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