This edited collection testifies to the fact that the animal liberation movement is now entering its political phase, after a period dominated by ethical approaches that undermined the paradigm of human supremacy and demanded justice for nonhuman beings. The contributors of this book collectively confront and take on questions of social transformation, guided by the idea that philosophy has an important role to play even at such a new level. They start from such diverse perspectives as critical theory, left liberalism, and biopolitical thought. The result is an articulated picture in which, beyond any principled divergence, it is possible to detect the emergence of a relevant set of shared political preoccupations. This exploration of those offers fresh theoretical insights and suggestions for praxis.
About the Author
Paola Cavalieri is the founder and former editor of the international philosophy journal Etica & Animali. She is the author of The Animal Question: Why Nonhuman Animals Deserve Human Rights (2004) and of The Death of the Animal: A Dialogue (2009). She co-edited, with Peter Singer, the award-winning book The Great Ape Project: Equality Beyond Humanity (1994).
Table of Contents
Series Editor’s Foreword
1. Animal Liberation: A Political Perspective by Paola Cavalieri
2. Reorienting Strategies for Animal Justice by Matthew Calarco
3. Make it So: Envisioning a Zoopolitical Revolution by Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka
4. The Problem of Akrasia: Moral Cultivation and Socio-Political Resistance by Elisa Aaltola
5. Animal Subjects and the Logic of Human Domination by Brian Luke
6. Counter-conduct and Truce by Dinesh Joseph Wadiwel
7. Bringing the State into Animal Rights Politics by Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker
Notes on Contributors