Political Philosophy and Public Purpose

Philosophy and the Politics of Animal Liberation

Editors: Cavalieri, Paola (Ed.)

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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 authors

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 (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cavalieri, Paola

    Pages 1-13

  • Animal Liberation: A Political Perspective

    Cavalieri, Paola

    Pages 15-43

  • Reorienting Strategies for Animal Justice

    Calarco, Matthew

    Pages 45-69

  • Make It So: Envisioning a Zoopolitical Revolution

    Donaldson, Sue (et al.)

    Pages 71-116

  • The Problem of Akrasia: Moral Cultivation and Socio-Political Resistance

    Aaltola, Elisa

    Pages 117-147

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy and the Politics of Animal Liberation
Editors
  • Paola Cavalieri
Series Title
Political Philosophy and Public Purpose
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52120-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52120-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52119-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 282
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