Animating Our Selves: The ‘Irreducible Multiplicity’ and Humans

Sandy L Hudock

Abstract


Animal agency on a species level is currently being considered in the social sciences and in society at large, validating Derrida’s claims of ontic multiplicity and its resultant ethical implications. Political scientists and geographers are regarding species as social and economic players and analyzing their roles in the context of biotechnological advances and the human communities that form around them. Case studies illustrate how Derrida’s arguments compiled in The Animal That Therefore I Am are becoming tacitly integrated across disciplines.

Keywords


Derrida, ontology, biotechnology, animals and society

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@Journal of Ecocriticism. ISSN 1916-1549