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Mark Coeckelbergh
University of Vienna
David Gunkel
Northern Illinois University
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In this brief article we reply to Michal Piekarski’s response to our article ‘Facing Animals’ published previously in this journal. In our article we criticized the properties approach to defining the moral standing of animals, and in its place proposed a relational and other-oriented concept that is based on a transcendental and phenomenological perspective, mainly inspired by Heidegger, Levinas, and Derrida. In this reply we question and problematize Piekarski’s interpretation of our essay and critically evaluate “the ethics of commitment” that he offers as an alternative.
Keywords animal ethics  moral standing  other  moral language  virtue ethics  transcendental methodology  essentialism  Heidegger  Levinas
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