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Societies 2015, 5(2), 314-324;

This Side of the Fence: Some Remarks on the Animal Liberation of the Anthropos

Independent Scholar, Wrocław 53-205, Poland
Academic Editor: Chloe Taylor
Received: 4 January 2015 / Revised: 3 April 2015 / Accepted: 8 April 2015 / Published: 15 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alimentary Relations, Animal Relations)
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Informed by body-phenomenology, pragmatism, and critical theory, this aphoristic essay comprises a consideration of some of the more dire consequences of human Empire-building among anthropic animals. The notion of human teleology, active beneath social class, gender, and other anthropic qualifiers, is theorized as a dead end, an abstraction translated into real power and propped up at the cost of actual bodyselves—fully corporeal living individuals—and attentiveness to their needs. In this context, animal liberation, usually referring to ending the domination of other animals at anthropic hands, is posited as pertinent to anthropic animality, especially under late modernity’s “desomatizing regime”. Animal liberation, it is held, speaks to each and every one of us, though in ways depending on the specificity of our lived situations, and unmasks the ultimate absurdity of attempts to overcome our animal condition, attempts historically coalescing precisely in human Empire. View Full-Text
Keywords: Empire; bodyself; animal liberation; lifeworld; human; anthropos; sensuousness Empire; bodyself; animal liberation; lifeworld; human; anthropos; sensuousness
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Forkasiewicz, K. This Side of the Fence: Some Remarks on the Animal Liberation of the Anthropos. Societies 2015, 5, 314-324.

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