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Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Élisabeth de Fontenay


This book pursues the investigation Fontenay began in her magnum opus, The Silence of the Beasts: Philosophy Confronts Animality with a series of essays of somewhat more topical reach. Fontenay’s perspective is resolutely informed by Continental Philosophy, which brings her to articulate a very strong critique of the pragmatist frame through which animal rights are often defended. Fontenay seeks to maintain the anthropological difference between man and animal that Singer and Cavalieri openly and brazenly, upon Fontenay’s account, ignore. While seeking to articulate the need for animal rights, ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816676040
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Élisabeth de Fontenay, author