Filozofija I Društvo 19 (1):251-274 (2008)

The inspiration or provocation for this paper came from the animal welfare theorists and environmental philosophers who have questioned the justification of our - real and symbolic - practice of eating meat, and from there challenged our meat-eating and generally devouring culture. The author is attempting to examine this motif - a motif of eating, swallowing devouring - its manifestation, display, findings or far-reaching thematisation that have been taking place more or less in passing in the texts of some pivotal thinkers of modern and contemporary philosophical tradition. It is suggested that grasping the procedure of devouring, perceived from the perspective of its imperceptible and in time almost ceremonial outgrowing into self-understandable gesture of a theory - and not only theory - is at least instructive and inspirational actual moment of consciousness for the entire thought, in other words, an aspect of its critical reconstruction and deconstruction. Inspiracija ili provokacija za ovaj clanak dosla je od onih teoreticara dobrobiti zivotinja i envajarmentalistickih filozofa koji su doveli u pitanje opravdanost nase - stvarne ali i simbolicke - prakse jedenja mesa i, odatle stavili na kusnju celokupnu nasu mesozdresku i, uopste, prozdrljivu kulturu. Autor priloga taj motiv - motiv jedenja, gutanja, zdranja - nastoji da propita na tragu onih njegovih manifestovanja, izlaganja, nalaza ili dalekoseznijih tematizacija koji su se vise ili manje usputno odigravali u nekim tekstovima pojedinih stozernih mislilaca moderne i savremene filozofske tradicije. Sugerise se da je pronicanje figure prozdiranja, sagledane iz perspektive njenog neprimetnog i vremenom gotovo obrednog prerastanja u samorazumljivi gest teorije - i niukoliko ne samo teorije - jedan u najmanju ruku instruktivan i inspirativan aktuelni momenat samosvesti celokupnog misljenja, odnosno vid njegove kriticke rekonstrukcije i dekonstrukcije.
Keywords thinking, devouring, meat, meat eating, animals, beast, subject, the other, morality, anthropocentrism, corps, recognition
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