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From caged orangutans to roasted pig, from puppy education to horse phobias, from speaking bees to ruminating cows, Derek Ryan explores how animals are encountered in theoretical discourse. throughout 4 thematically organised chapters on 'Animals as Humans', 'Animal Ontology', 'Animal existence' and 'Animal Ethics' he bargains prolonged discussions of Nietzsche, Freud, Lacan, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Deleuze, Singer, Nussbaum, Adams and Haraway between others, in addition to energetic readings of latest literary texts by means of Carter, Coetzee, Auster and Foer. meant as a source for researchers, scholars, academics and all these drawn to human-animal relationships, Animal idea: A serious Introduction offers an obtainable and authoritative account of the demanding situations and strength in pondering and with animals.

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