In Philosophy and Animal Life , Cora Diamond begins with "The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy," in which she accuses analytical philosophy of evading, or deflecting, the responsibility of human beings toward nonhuman animals. Diamond then explores the animal question in the more general problem of philosophical skepticism. Focusing specifically on J. M. Coetzee's The Lives of Animals , she considers the failure of language to capture the vulnerability of humans and animals. Stanley Cavell responds ...

Philosophy and Animal Life 2009, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231145152

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Philosophy and Animal Life 2008, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231145145