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    What is Posthumanism?Cary Wolfe - 2009 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
    In What Is Posthumanism? he carefully distinguishes posthumanism from transhumanism (the biotechnological enhancement of human beings) and narrow definitions of the posthuman as the hoped-for transcendence of materiality.
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    Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory.Cary Wolfe & W. J. T. Mitchell - 2003 - University of Chicago Press.
    In Animal Rites, Cary Wolfe examines contemporary notions of humanism and ethics by reconstructing a little known but crucial underground tradition of theorizing the animal from Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Lyotard to Lévinas, Derrida, ...
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  3. Philosophy and Animal Life.Stanley Cavell, Cora Diamond, John McDowell, Ian Hacking & Cary Wolfe - 2008 - Columbia University Press.
    _Philosophy and Animal Life_ offers a new way of thinking about animal rights, our obligation to animals, and the nature of philosophy itself. Cora Diamond begins with "The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy," in which she accuses analytical philosophy of evading, or deflecting, the responsibility of human beings toward nonhuman animals. Diamond then explores the animal question as it is bound up with the more general problem of philosophical skepticism. Focusing specifically on J. M. Coetzee's _The Lives (...)
     
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    Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame.Cary Wolfe - 2013 - University of Chicago Press.
    Bringing these two emergent areas of thought into direct conversation in Before the Law, Cary Wolfe fosters a new discussion about the status of nonhuman animals and the shared plight of humans and animals under biopolitics.
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  5. Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame.Cary Wolfe - 2012 - University of Chicago Press.
    Animal studies and biopolitics are two of the most dynamic areas of interdisciplinary scholarship, but until now, they have had little to say to each other. Bringing these two emergent areas of thought into direct conversation in _Before the Law_, Cary Wolfe fosters a new discussion about the status of nonhuman animals and the shared plight of humans and animals under biopolitics. Wolfe argues that the human­­­-animal distinction must be supplemented with the central distinction of biopolitics: the difference between those (...)
     
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    Flesh and Finitude: Thinking Animals in (Post) Humanist Philosophy.Cary Wolfe - 2008 - Substance 37 (3):8-36.
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    Ontogenesis Beyond Complexity.Adam Nocek & Cary Wolfe - 2020 - Angelaki 25 (3):1-2.
    This article develops a media philosophical framework for addressing the intersection of epigenetics and complex dynamical systems in theoretical biology. In particular, it argues that the theoretical humanities need to think critically about the computability of epigenomic regulation, as well as speculatively about the possibility of an epigenomics beyond complexity. The fact that such a conceptual framework does not exist suggests not only a failure to engage with the mathematics of complexity, but also a failure to engage with its history. (...)
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    Response to Christopher Peterson, “The Posthumanism to Come”.Cary Wolfe - 2011 - Angelaki 16 (2):189 - 193.
    Angelaki, Volume 16, Issue 2, Page 189-193, June 2011.
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    Critical Environments: Postmodern Theory and the Pragmatics of the "Outside".Cary Wolfe - 1998 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
    Unique in its collation of major theorists rarely considered together, Critical Environments incorporates detailed discussions of the work of Richard Rorty, Walter Benn Michaels, Stanley Cavell, Humberto Maturana, Francisco Varela, Niklas ...
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    Ontogenesis Beyond Complexity: The Work of the Ontogenetics Process Group.Adam Nocek & Cary Wolfe - 2020 - Angelaki 25 (3):3-8.
    This article develops a media philosophical framework for addressing the intersection of epigenetics and complex dynamical systems in theoretical biology. In particular, it argues that the theoretical humanities need to think critically about the computability of epigenomic regulation, as well as speculatively about the possibility of an epigenomics beyond complexity. The fact that such a conceptual framework does not exist suggests not only a failure to engage with the mathematics of complexity, but also a failure to engage with its history. (...)
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    Rethinking Commitment: Ontology, Genre, and Sartre's MallarmeMallarme, or the Poet of Nothingness. [REVIEW]Cary Wolfe, Jean-Paul Sartre & Ernest Sturm - 1991 - Diacritics 21 (4):69.
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    The Political Theory of Stanley Cavell: The Ordinary Life of Democracy Paola Marrati Skepticism, Finitude and Politics in the Work of Stanley Cavell Andrew Norris Crossing the Bounds of Sense: Cavell and Foucault Jörg Volbers Cavell's 'Forms of Life' and Biopolitics Cary Wolfe Misgiving, or Cavell's Gift Thomas Dumm Responses.Paola Marrati, Andrew Norris, Jörg Volbers, Cary Wolfe & Thomas Dumm - 2012 - Contemporary Political Theory 11 (4):397-429.
    We invited five Cavell scholars to write on this topic. What follows is a vibrant exchange among Paola Marrati, Andrew Norris, Jörg Volbers, Cary Wolfe and Thomas Dumm addressing the question whether, in the contemporary political context, Cavell’s skepticism and his Emersonian perfectionism amount to a politics at all.
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    Neither Beast nor Sovereign.Cary Wolfe - 2019 - Environmental Philosophy 16 (1):201-221.
    This essay combines deconstruction and systems theory to rethink the question of ecological poetics in the work of Wallace Stevens, and in particular some of his most important poems that focus on birds and bird song. Ecocriticism has typically approached literature in general and poetry in particular in terms of its representation of nature. This essay argues for a non-representationalist ecopoetics that derives from replacing the concept of “nature” with the systems theory concept of “environment”. This theoretical shift allows us, (...)
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    Never Again Would Birds’ Song Be the Same, or, Ecopoetics When “There is No World”.Cary Wolfe - 2018 - Angelaki 23 (6):66-77.
    This essay rethinks the meaning of ecopoetics by exploring poems about birds’ song – one of the most canonical themes in all of poetry – and how their poetics may be understood in relation to our growing ornithological knowledge about birds and how, why, and what they sing. While ecocriticism has traditionally thought such questions in terms of the experience – and the representation of the experience – of an auditor who, in her rapt attention, establishes the well-known bird/bard matrix (...)
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    ’Animal Studies‘, Disziplinarität und die Humanities.Cary Wolfe - 2013 - Zeitschrift für Medien- Und Kulturforschung 2013 (1):149-169.
    The paper by Cary Wolfe is an abridged translation of the chapter »Animal Studies«, Disciplinarity, and the (Post)Humanities from the monograph (Minnesota 2009). Wolfe discusses the relation between (trans-)disciplinarity and posthumanism with reference to concepts by Derrida, Foucault and Luhmann, allowing to consider a form of social communication in which human subjects still may participate, but no longer are their sovereign initiators. German Der Text von Cary Wolfe ist eine gekürzte Übersetzung des Kapitels »Animal Studies«, Disciplinarity, and the (Post)Humanities aus (...)
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    Old Orders for New: Ecology, Animal Rights, and the Poverty of Humanism.Cary Wolfe - 1998 - Diacritics 28 (2):21-40.
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    Echographies From My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.Cary Wolfe - 2008 - Angelaki 13 (1):85 – 94.
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    Neither Beast nor Sovereign in Advance.Cary Wolfe - forthcoming - Environmental Philosophy.
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    Cognitive Science, Deconstruction, and Humanist Humans.Cary Wolfe - 2007 - Oxford Literary Review 29 (1-2):103-128.
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  20. The Other Emerson.Branka Arsic & Cary Wolfe (eds.) - 2010 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most significant figures in nineteenth-century American literature and culture-indeed, this collection argues, in the history of philosophy. The Other Emerson is a thorough reassessment of the philosophical underpinnings, theoretical innovations, and ethical and political implications of the prose writings of one of America's most enduring thinkers. Considering Emerson first and foremost as a daring and original thinker, _The Other Emerson_ focuses on three Emersonian subjects-subjectivity, the political, and the nature of philosophy-and range in (...)
     
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  21. What “the Animal” Can Teach “the Anthropocene”.Cary Wolfe - 2020 - Angelaki 25 (3):131-145.
    This essay begins by noting that “the question of the animal” has been abandoned prematurely in the current theoretical landscape in favor of the Plant, the Stone, the Object, and a more general rush toward Materialism and Realism. The latest iteration of this economy of knowledge production may be found in the ubiquitous discourse of “the Anthropocene.” While it is a large and diverse body of thought and writing, I will focus here on Bruno Latour’s influential rendition in Facing Gaia: (...)
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