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Derrida and Other Animals: The Boundaries of the Human

Judith Still


This book analyses Derrida’s investigating, and unpicking, of the assertion of a gulf between man and the animal, and the attribution of qualities (both relatively desirable such as reason, and undesirable such as cruelty) to man alone. The contentious term ‘man’ (which may or may not include women) and ‘animal’ (which belies the heterogeneity of animals) are used to highlight the power play in the texts in question. The major source is Derrida’s late seminars, The Beast and the Sovereign, and especially the tracking of the wolf in this work, but there are a range of other important references ... More

Keywords: Derrida, animals, man, feminism, The Beast and the Sovereign

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748680979
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680979.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith Still, author
University of Nottingham

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