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  1. added 2018-02-17
    Derrida and Other Animals.Matthew Congdon - 2009 - Télos 2009 (148):185-191.
    The scene of philosophical interest in nonhuman animal life seems to have always been lacking in robust theoretical resources. The philosophical canon from ancient Greece onward contains only a few rare exceptions, and even in the past century, when research on nonhuman animals seems to have gained new momentum, this interest has remained confined primarily to conversations having to do with the moral status of animal life, with these discussions roughly divided into two major camps: animal rights discourse and a (...)
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    Sexual Difference, Animal Difference: Derrida and Difference “Worthy of Its Name”.Kelly Oliver - 2009 - Hypatia 24 (2):54-76.
    I challenge the age-old binary opposition between human and animal, not as philosophers sometimes do by claiming that humans are also animals, or that animals are capable of suffering or intelligence, but rather by questioning the very category of "the animal" itself. This category groups a nearly infinite variety of living beings into one concept measured in terms of humans—animals are those creatures that are not human. In addition, I argue that the binary opposition between human and animal is intimately (...)
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  3. added 2017-09-20
    Review of The Animal Question in Deconstruction. [REVIEW]Rafe McGregor - 2015 - Between the Species 18 (1):106-110.
    Lynn Turner’s research focuses on the significance of species and sexual difference in culture and philosophy and her current work is especially concerned with the relationship between human and non-human animals. The Animal Question in Deconstruction is an exploration of this relationship in eleven essays, eight of which are new, two previously-published (in Nicholas Royle’s The Uncanny [2003] and Kelly Oliver’s Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment [2013]), and one of which appears for the first time (...)
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  4. added 2016-12-12
    “Another Insistence of Man”: Prolegomena to the Question of the Animal in Derrida's Reading of Heidegger.Matthew Calarco - 2005 - Human Studies 28 (3):317-334.
    In recent years Derrida has devoted a considerable number of writings to addressing “the question of the animal,” and, more often than not, this question arises in a reading of one of Heidegger's texts. In order to appreciate more fully the stakes of Derrida's posing of this question in relation to Heidegger, in this essay I offer some prefatory remarks to the question of the animal in Derrida's reading of Heidegger. The essay opens with a careful analysis of Derrida's early (...)
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  5. added 2016-12-08
    The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume 1, by Jacques Derrida.Alexander García Düttmann - 2011 - European Journal of Philosophy 19 (1):158-160.
  6. added 2014-08-10
    Humanimal: Race, Law, Language.Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks - 2012 - University of Minnesota Press.
    First words on silence -- The secret of literary silence -- Law, "life/living," language -- Between Derrida and Agamben -- The wild child : politics and ethics of the name -- The wild child and scientific names -- HumAnimal acts : potentiality or movement as rest.
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    Humanimal: Race, Law, Language.Kalpana Seshadri - 2012 - University of Minnesota Press.
    First words on silence -- The secret of literary silence -- Law, "life/living," language -- Between Derrida and Agamben -- The wild child : politics and ethics of the name -- The wild child and scientific names -- HumAnimal acts : potentiality or movement as rest.
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  8. added 2014-08-07
    Eyes Through Oil.Andrew Reszitnyk - 2012 - Environmental Philosophy 9 (2):143-157.
    This paper evaluates Jacques Derrida’s startling claim that “the relations between humans and animals must change . . . both in the sense of an ‘ontological’ necessity and of an ‘ethical’ duty,” through an assessment of the ethical appeal emitted by nonhuman witnesses of catastrophe. Drawing upon contemporary theories of ethics, photography, and animality, it analyzes Charley Riedel’s iconic 2010 photograph of a bird covered in oil in the Gulf of Mexico, arguing that attending to visual testaments to disaster is (...)
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  9. added 2014-08-06
    See Topsy “Ride the Lightning”: The Scopic Machinery of Death.Kelly Oliver - 2012 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (s1):74-94.
    abstract: This essay explores the connections between speculation, spectacle, and the death penalty, particularly insofar as they bear on what is “proper to man” and on the man–animal distinction. Returning to a scene of death from Derrida's seminar The Beast and the Sovereign, specifically the scene of an elephant's autopsy, we see how what he calls “the globalization of the autopsic model” of sovereignty requires the death of the animal (Derrida 2009, 296). Following Derrida, we see how man's dominion over (...)
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  10. added 2014-08-06
    Between the She-Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood: The Figure of the Girl in Derrida's The Beast and The Sovereign.Kelly Oliver - 2011 - Derrida Today 4 (2):257-280.
    This essay explores the important role played by the figure of the virgin girl at the centre of The Beast and The Sovereign. Derrida hints that she may offer a figure between the beast and the sovereign, between the two marionettes of Nature and Culture. Moreover, it seems that she is both what props up the fabled distinction between man and animal and at the same time that upon which man erects himself as sovereign lord and master. Taking Derrida's suggestions (...)
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  11. added 2014-08-06
    Leonard Lawlor: This is Not Sufficient. An Essay on Animality and Human Nature in Derrida. [REVIEW]Corinne Painter - 2009 - Continental Philosophy Review 42 (3):421-428.
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  12. added 2014-08-06
    Animal Lessons: How They Teach Us to Be Human.Kelly Oliver - 2009 - Columbia University Press.
    Introduction: The role of animals in philosophies of man -- Part I: What's wrong with animal rights? -- The right to remain silent -- Part II: Animal pedagogy -- You are what you eat : Rousseau's cat -- Say the human responded : Herder's sheep -- Part III: Difference worthy of its name -- Hair of the dog : Derrida's and Rousseau's good taste -- Sexual difference, animal difference : Derrida's sexy silkworm -- Part IV: It's our fault -- The (...)
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  13. added 2014-07-28
    Derrida’s Flair.Michael Naas - 2010 - Research in Phenomenology 40 (2):219-242.
    This essay traces the history of Jacques Derrida's engagement with the question of the animal and the methodology Derrida follows in his 2008 The Animal That Therefore I Am . As Derrida demonstrates, the history of philosophy is marked from its inception by an attempt to draw a single, indivisible line between humans and all other animals by attributing some capacity to humans (e.g., language, culture, mourning, a relationship to death) and denying it to animals. Derrida thus begins by questioning (...)
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  14. added 2014-07-26
    Compassion, Geography and the Question of the Animal.Julie Matthews - 2012 - Environmental Values 21 (2):125-142.
    Derrida asks us to consider the violence we do in the name 'animals'. The violence is both material and symbolic and relies on the elision of internal distinctions between animals. This article is concerned with what constitutes a sufficient response to violence. Animal and feminist geographies challenge instrumental abstractions of space to 'raw materials'; the suppression and/or exclusion of emotional responses to space and place; and document current and alternative engagements with animals and environments. However, to challenge violence they must (...)
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    The Imperial Bestiary of the U.S.Eduardo Mendieta - 2006 - Radical Philosophy Today 2006:155-170.
    The so-called War on Terror has given rise to a virulent discourse that demonizes all those who allegedly seek to do harm and kill Americans. A veritable bestiary of demonic and bestial creatures has been thus ensembled, constituting what one cannot but call an “imperial bestiary.” Here we do not so much consider the contents of this imperial bestiary, as much as seek to analyze its grammar, that is, the way it operates on certain moral assumptions that have very pernicious (...)
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  16. added 2014-07-16
    Political Animals: Derrida on Sovereignty and Animality.Paul Livingston - manuscript
    The question of the place of what are called “animals” does not seem, at first, obviously to capture the deepest or most important imperative of a deconstructive politics devoted to challenging the constitutive structures of war, mastery, violence and sovereignty in the ‘contemporary scene’ of ‘globalization,’ or what Derrida often described as the ever more problematic and contested “mondialisation” or ‘becoming world’ of the world. And yet, as Derrida said in 1967 with respect to the “question of language” (which is, (...)
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  17. added 2014-07-16
    Skin/Ned Politics: Species Discourse and the Limits of “The Human” in Nandipha Mntambo's Art.Ruth Lipschitz - 2012 - Hypatia 27 (3):546-566.
    In this paper I focus on recent artworks by South African artist Nandipha Mntambo. I read these for the ways in which the discourse of species works within and against the humanist sacrificial economy of the subject that Jacques Derrida calls “carno-phallogocentric”. Drawing on Derrida's “metonymy of ‘eating well,'” Achille Mbembe's analysis of colonial violence, and Julia Kristeva's theory of abjection, I argue that these works inscribe and disturb a speciesist, sexual, and racial politics of animalization, and do so by (...)
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  18. added 2014-07-13
    Derrida et la question de l'animal.Jean Grondin - 2007 - Cités 30 (2):31.
    « Neque enim numquam inter se leones aut inter se dracones, qualia homines, bella gesserunt. » « Ni les lions, ni les dragons n’ont jamais déchaîné entre eux des guerres semblables à celles des hommes. »Sans doute est-ce la publication en 1992 du cours maintenant classique donné par Heidegger en 1929-1930, Les concepts fondamentaux de la métaphysique :..
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  19. added 2014-07-05
    Derrida on Heidegger and . . . Robinson Crusoe? Review of : Jacques Derrida, Seminaire: La Bete Et le Souverain, Volume II (2002–2003). Edited by Michel Lisse, Marie-Louise Mallet, and Genette Michaud. [REVIEW]David Farrell Krell - 2012 - Research in Phenomenology 42 (3):437-466.
  20. added 2014-07-05
    Derridean Deconstruction and the Question of Nature.Makoto Katsumori - 2010 - Derrida Today 3 (1):56-74.
    This article inquires into a paradoxical position held by the concept of ‘nature’ in Derrida's thought. While a pivotal part of his project of deconstruction is devoted to a critique of the metaphysical privileging of nature over its others (technics, culture, and so on), the same project also aims at dismantling the hierarchical binary opposition of man/animal. Insofar as the term ‘animal’ or ‘animality’ to a large extent overlaps with nature, these two strands of his thought appear to stand in (...)
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    Auto-Affection and Becoming (Part I).Leonard Lawlor - 2009 - Environmental Philosophy 6 (1):1-19.
    This essay pursues a double strategy to transform our human collective relation to animal life. On the one hand, and this strategy is due to Derrida’s thought, it attempts to criticize the belief that humans have a kind of subjectivity that is substantially different from that of animals, the belief that humans have in their self-relation (called auto-affection) a relation of pure self-presence. On the other hand, the essay attempts to enlarge the idea of auto-affection to include the voices and (...)
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  22. added 2014-07-04
    A World of Difference.Janet Fiskio - 2008 - Environmental Philosophy 5 (2):21-34.
    Recent efforts among environmental theorists to think past human alienation from nature have made the question of the animal central, as Agamben and Derrida have shown. Expanding this question beyond the concern with suffering, Donna Haraway’s investigations of companion species take seriously the interspecies relations of work, play, and joy. The engagement of plant-human coevolution in the work of ethnobotanist Gary Paul Nabhan complicates these questions, revealing the porous boundaries between human cultures and the plant companions that sustain them. This (...)
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  23. added 2014-07-03
    The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume Ii.Jacques Derrida - 2011 - University of Chicago Press.
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  24. added 2014-07-03
    The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume I.Jacques Derrida - 2009 - University of Chicago Press.
  25. added 2014-07-03
    L'animale che, dunque, sono (Segue).J. Derrida - 1998 - Rivista di Estetica 38 (8):29-69.
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    The Poverty of Ecology: Heidegger, Living Nature and Environmental Thought.Thomas Guy Greaves - unknown
    This thesis examines the question of living nature and its bearing on ecological thought in the light or the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. The difficulty of adequately thinking about living nature in the terms developed in Being and Time (1927) is taken as the starting point for the investigation. The thesis concentrates on Heidegger's thought in the period beginning with the 1929/30 lectures The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics: World, Finitude, Solitude and ending with the courses on Heraclitus in 1943 and (...)
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  27. added 2014-06-22
    Liberating Menageries [Electronic Resource] : Animal Speaking and "Survivance" in Elizabeth Bishop and Gerald Vizenor.Tiffany J. Frost - unknown
    This thesis demonstrates the ways that nonhuman characters in the literature of Elizabeth Bishop and Gerald Vizenor subvert anthropocentrism, thereby contributing to an ongoing reconsideration of political and ethical approaches to species discourse. Jacques Derrida's work on the philosophical questions regarding nonhuman animals is combined with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's postcolonial perspective on "subaltern speaking" and representation, while Gerald Vizenor's theory of "survivance" provides the theoretical grounding for approaching literary representations of animals within this project. The authors in this study challenge (...)
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  28. added 2014-06-22
    On Ceasing to Be Human.Gerald L. Bruns - 2011 - Stanford University Press.
    Prologue : on the freedom of non-identity -- Otherwise than human (toward sovereignty) -- What is human recognition? (on zones of indistinction) -- Desubjectivation (Michel Foucault's aesthetics of experience) -- Becoming animal (some simple ways) -- Derrida's cat (who am I?).
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  29. added 2014-06-22
    Demenageries: Thinking (of) Animals After Derrida.Anne-Emmanuelle Berger & Marta Segarra (eds.) - 2011 - Rodopi.
    Thoughtprints Anne E. Berger andMarta Segarra I admit to it in the name of autobiography and in order to confide in you the following: [...] I have a particularly animalist perception and interpretation of what I do, think, write, live, ...
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  30. added 2014-06-18
    Angling for a Stranglehold on the Death Penalty.Olivia Custer - 2012 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (s1):160-173.
    Responding to Elizabeth Rottenberg's invitation to consider good signs, I first raise a question about “good” and “too good” signs by referring to a letter of Louis Althusser's that describes the risk that “too good” signs will be misread. I then turn to the distinction Rottenberg makes between deconstructive signs and Immanuel Kant's historical signs. Borrowing an image from Jacques Derrida's The Animal That Therefore I Am (2008), I suggest that we think of the task of abolition of the death (...)
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  31. added 2014-06-16
    Indefinite Play and ‘The Name of Man’.Andrew Benjamin - 2008 - Derrida Today 1 (1):1-18.
    This paper is an attempt to take up the prompt in Derrida's work concerning the necessity for a deconstruction of anthropocentrism. Working through an example from Hegel's Philosophy of Right concerning animality, the paper takes up Derrida's project and connects it to the larger concern of what happens to the philosophical once it is no longer premised on the animal's exclusion but has to acknowledge the inclusion of an already present thus recalcitrant animality.
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  32. added 2014-03-24
    On the Borders of Language and Death: Derrida and the Question of the Animal.Matthew Calarco - 2002 - Angelaki 7 (2):17 – 25.
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  33. added 2014-03-16
    The Animal That Therefore I Am.Jacques Derrida - 2008 - Fordham University Press.
    The animal that therefore I am (more to follow) -- But as for me, who am I (following)? -- And say the animal responded -- I don't know why we are doing this.
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  34. added 2014-03-14
    Derrida's Cat (Who Am I?).Gerald Bruns - 2008 - Research in Phenomenology 38 (3):404-423.
    What is it to be seen (naked) by one's cat? In “L'animal que donc je suis” (2006), the first of several lectures that he presented at a conference on the “autobiographical animal,” Jacques Derrida tells of his discomfort when, emerging from his shower one day, he found himself being looked at by his cat. Th experience leads him, by way of reflections on the question of the animal, to what is arguably the question of his philosophy: Who am I? It (...)
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  35. added 2014-03-09
    Who Follows Whom? Derrida, Animals and Women.Lisa Guenther - 2009 - Derrida Today 2 (2):151-165.
    In ‘L'Animal que donc je suis’, Derrida analyzes the paradoxical use of discourses on shame and original sin to justify the human domination of other animals. In the absence of any absolute criterion for distinguishing between humans and other animals, human faultiness becomes a sign of our exclusive capacity for self-consciousness, freedom and awareness of mortality. While Derrida's argument is compelling, he neglects to explore the connection between the human domination of animals and the male domination of women. Throughout ‘L'Animal’, (...)
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  36. added 2013-08-25
    The Fables of Pity: Rousseau, Mandeville and the Animal-Fable.Sean Gaston - 2012 - Derrida Today 5 (1):21-38.
    Prompted by Derrida's work on the animal-fable in eighteenth-century debates about political power, this article examines the role played by the fiction of the animal in thinking of pity as either a natural virtue (in Rousseau's Second Discourse) or as a natural passion (in Mandeville's The Fable of the Bees). The war of fables between Rousseau and Mandeville – and their hostile reception by Samuel Johnson and Adam Smith – reinforce that the animal-fable illustrates not so much the proper of (...)
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  37. added 2013-08-25
    Michel Lisse, Marie-Louise Mallet and Ginette Michaud (eds): Jacques Derrida, Séminaire: La bête et le souverain Volume I (2001–2002). [REVIEW]Chris Hackett - 2010 - Continental Philosophy Review 43 (3):439-443.
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