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:

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on animal rights or the question of the animal. It suggests that we should be nondiscriminatory with regard to species in recognizing the characteristics and potentialities that are widely agreed to constitute the subject of a life. This chapter also highlights the problem in approaching the question of ethics and animals in purely pragmatic or immanent terms. It also discusses postmodern ethics, the imperatives of posthumanist theory and the Great Ape Project or the revision and upgrading of the United States Animal Welfare Act.

Keywords: animal rights; postmodern ethics; animals; posthumanist theory; Great Ape Project; United States Animal Welfare Act

Chapter.  8170 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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