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Empathy Across the Human-Nonhuman Divide

Book Series: Entanglements. TransForming Knowledge
Expected Date of Publication: Sep 2019
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About this Series Volume

Empathy Across the Human-Nonhuman Divide is the first volume of the new Entanglements. TransForming Knowledge Series. Having its roots in physics to describe the mutual influence of our universe’s particles, entanglement is an appropriate metaphor for the co-constitution of supposedly separate identities through relationality, dynamic interactions (or intra-actions rather) between and within systems. Self and other, human and nonhuman, nature and culture are interdependent agents rather than autonomous entities.

By the same token, knowledge and meaning is co-produced by different academic and fields and expertise outside academia as well as by animals, machines and other nonhuman participants in the world-creating dance. The book series seeks to promote this understanding by soliciting work that entangles disciplines, concepts, methods and practices in the interest of a radical inter- and transdisciplinarity and, not least of all, as a basis for a posthumanist ethics of care across the species divide and for a sustainable planet at large.

Accordingly, the first volume of the series invites contributions dedicated to different conceptions and actualisations (or absence) of empathy among entangled and entangling actors across the non-/human divid. For an enriching glance into different understandings of the concept, please see The Diversity of Empathy.

All manuscripts are peer-reviewed and will appear in a hardcopy printed edition, as well as online as open access articles.


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