PhaenEx 2 (2):260-278 (2007)
AbstractGilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s notion of becoming-animal offers a mode of interaction that goes beyond the symbolic language and conceptual thought that are often used in the western philosophical tradition to circumscribe the limits and define the nature of an ethical engagement. They fail, however, to provide a robust account of how becoming may yield an ethical exchange between the human being and the animal other. In order for this process to generate such an outcome, it must be accompanied by commitment to and care for the animal. Primatologist Barbara Smuts brings this becoming to the flesh in ways that enable a committed, caring and collaborative ethical interaction between species.
Similar books and articles
Becoming-Grizzly: Bodily Molecularity and the Animal That Becomes.Astrida Neimanis - 2007 - PhaenEx 2 (2):279-308.
Animal Ethics: Toward an Ethics of Responsiveness.Kelly Oliver - 2010 - Research in Phenomenology 40 (2):267-280.
Attitudes to Animals: Views in Animal Welfare.Francine L. Dolins (ed.) - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
A Feeling for the Animal: On Becoming an Experimentalist.Tora Holmberg - 2008 - Society and Animals 16 (4):316-335.
The Philosophy of Animal Rights: A Brief Introduction for Students and Teachers.Mylan Engel Jr - 2010 - Lantern Books.
Ethical Considerations of the Human–Animal-Relationship Under Conditions of Asymmetry and Ambivalence.Silke Schicktanz - 2005 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 19 (1):7-16.
Animals as Biotechnology: Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies.Richard Twine - 2010 - Earthscan.
The Foundations of Attitudes About Animal Research.Donald A. Saucier & Mary E. Cain - 2006 - Ethics and Behavior 16 (2):117 – 133.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
“The Reality of Becoming”: Deleuze, Woolf and the Territory of Cows.Derek Ryan - 2013 - Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 7 (4):537-561.