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Animals and what is human

Judith Still

in Derrida and Hospitality Theory and Practice

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780748640270
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671786 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640270.003.0006
Animals and what is human

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This chapter takes up the liminal subject of hospitality to animals in order to ask about the boundaries we place around the human — an ethical and political question with relevance to sexual, ethnic and class differences. It raises the issues of companionship with living beings, of co-habitation in the world, and of ‘eating (well)’. The question of the human (of what is human) subtends all ethical (and thus all political) questions.

Keywords: hospitality; animals; humans; companionship; co-habitation; eating

Chapter.  16126 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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