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June 9th, 2020

From the vaults: Animals

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

June 9th, 2020

From the vaults: Animals

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

John Ó Maoilearca/ Undine Sellbach/ Lynn Turner

 


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Humans have always co-existed with other animals, using them as tools, resources, and, more recently, companions. More abstractly, non-human animals help us to understand ourselves; they are ‘good to think with’ (Claude Lévi-Strauss). What roles do non-human animals play in our understanding of issues as wide as ethics, art, friendship, and technology? And what does it mean for understanding ourselves if we seriously acknowledge our relationships with other animals? Marking the publication of The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies, we consider the relevance ofnon-human animals to a wide range of contemporary concerns.

 

Speakers
John Ó Maoilearca
Professor of Film, Kingston University
Undine Sellbach
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Dundee
Lynn Turner
Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture, Goldsmiths, University of London

Chair
Danielle Sands
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy

 

Recorded on 15 May 2018 at the LSE

 

 

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