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Philosophy, Animality and the Life Sciences

Wahida Khandker


In line with ‘Continental’ approaches to critical animal studies, this book aims to uncover the philosophical and historical progression of concepts of animal and organic life, in order to understand the logic of the human-animal distinction at play across the life sciences and medicine. This is opposed to traditional moral philosophical analyses of animal life in terms of intrinsic value, sentience and rights, which limit ‘the animal question’ to that of admissibility to the circle of morally considerable agents and patients. This book focuses, in particular, on the categorisation of certai ... More

Keywords: animal, pathological, biopolitics, process, Henri Bergson, Alfred North Whitehead, Georges Canguilhem, Donna Haraway

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748676774
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wahida Khandker, author
Manchester Metropolitan University