Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress

Over the Human

Post-humanism and the Concept of Animal Epiphany

Authors: Marchesini, Roberto

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  • Argues that animals are key to human identity and culture at all levelsWritten by a veterinarian, ethologist, and philosopherPresents a dialog between the humanities and the natural sciences

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This book presents a new way to understand human–animal interactions. Offering a profound discussion of topics such as human identity, our relationship with animals and the environment, and our culture, the author channels the vibrant Italian traditions of humanism, materialism, and speculative philosophy.
The research presents a dialogue between the humanities and the natural sciences. It challenges the separation and oppression of animals with a post-humanism steeped in the traditions of the Italian Renaissance.
Readers discover a vision of the human as a species informed by an intertwining with animals. The human being is not constructed by an onto-poetic process, but rather by close relations with otherness. The human system is increasingly unstable and, therefore, more hybrid.
The argument it presents interests scholars, thinkers, and researchers. It also appeals to anyone who wants to delve into the deep animal–human bond and its philosophical, cultural, political instances.
The author is a veterinarian, ethologist, and philosopher. He uses cognitive science, zooanthropology, and philosophy to engage in a series of empirical, theoretical, and practice-based engagements with animal life. In the process, he argues that animals are key to human identity and culture at all levels.

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eBook $79.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Over the Human
Book Subtitle
Post-humanism and the Concept of Animal Epiphany
Authors
Series Title
Numanities - Arts and Humanities in Progress
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62581-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62581-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62580-5
Series ISSN
2510-442X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 160
Topics