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Environmental Philosophy 5 (2):99-128 (2008)
|Abstract||Using grizzly-human encounters as a case study, this paper argues for a rethinking of the differences between humans and animals within en- vironmental ethics. A diffractive approach that understands such dif- ferences as an effect of specific material and discursive arrangements (rather than as pre-settled and oppositional) would see ethics as an interrogation of which arrangements enable flourishing, or living and dying well. The paper draws on a wide variety of human-grizzly encoun- ters in order to describe the species as co-constitutive and challenges perspectives that treat bears and other animals as oppositional and non- agential outsides to humans.|
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