Philosophy, Animality and the Life Sciences (Crosscurrents EUP)
- Publish Date: 2014-08-31
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Wahida Khandker
Using animals for scientific research is a highly contentious issue that Continental philosophers engaging with the animal question have been rightly accused of shying away from. Now, Wahida Khandker asks, can Continental approaches to animality and organic life make us reconsider our treatment of non-human animals?
By following its historical and philosophical development, Khandker argues that the concept of 'pathological life' as a means of understanding organic life as a whole plays a pivotal role in refiguring the human-animal distinction.