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Introduction

Cary Wolfe

in Animal Rites

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780226905136
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226905129 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226905129.003.0001
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This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this volume about animal rights. This volume analyzes Luc Ferry's “New Ecological Order” which provides a textbook example of contemporary humanist philosophy's attempt to address the challenge of ecology and animal rights and Ludwig Wittgenstein's aphorism “If a lion could talk, we could not understand him.” It also analyzes Jonathan Demme's film “The Silence of the Lambs,” the relevant works of Ernest Hemingway and the special discourse in Michael Crichton's novel “Congo.”

Keywords: animal rights; Luc Ferry; New Ecological Order; ecology; Ludwig Wittgenstein; John Demme; The Silence of the Lambs; Ernest Hemingway; Michael Crichton; Congo

Chapter.  7535 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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