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What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?$
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Vinciane Despret

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692378

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692378.001.0001

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Can one live with the heart of a pig?

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What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?

Vinciane Despret

, Brett Buchanan
University of Minnesota Press

This chapter explores the interspecies links and transactions that constitute a singular life, from cross-species organ transplants to bacterial symbiosis and its life-giving gene transfers. The author draws on Donna haraway, Lynn Margulis, and Dorian Sagan to argue that the fundamental condition of being human is always a being with—and within—others of different species.

Keywords:   gift, interspecies, organ donation, symbiosis, being, Donna Haraway, Lynn Margulis, Dorian Sagan

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