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Title: Humans among the Other Animals: Planetarity, Responsibility, and Fiction in Disgrace and Wolf Totem
Authors: Duncan McColl Chesney
Issue Date: Sep-2014
Publisher: 英語學系
Department of English, NTNU
Abstract: This paper stages readings of several fictional and non-fictional explorations of the relation of man and animal, of limits, obligations, and sympathy, as well as larger ecological questions around creatureliness and planetarity. I argue for a reassessment, via Agamben’s by now familiar gloss on Heidegger’s discussion of the animal, of an ineradicable creatureliness internal to the human, and then show what coming to terms with this means more broadly in ethical life. Finally, I insist on the role of fiction in the training of the imagination, a priming for the sort of ethical experience essential to good or right life.
Other Identifiers: F94B2C5E-8B37-65C5-B238-27F7A03AA6D7
Appears in Collections:Concentric: Studies in English Literature and Linguistics

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