Acknowledgments Introduction: The Question of the Animal 1. Metaphysical Anthropocentrism: Heidegger 2. Facing the Other Animal: Levinas 3. Jamming the Anthropological Machine: Agamben 4. The Passion of the Animal: Derrida Notes Index
"A remarkable achievement. Matthew Calarco liberates Continental philosophy from its anthropocentrism and in doing so points both to the importance of Continental philosophy in thinking about animals and in eliminating the human-animal distinction for future philosophical investigations." -- Carol J. Adams, author of The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics: A Reader
Matthew Calarco is assistant professor of philosophy at California State University, Fullerton. His books include On Levinas; Animal Philosophy: Essential Readings in Continental Thought; and The Continental Ethics Reader.
"Matthew Calarco's book combines a passion for his subject matter with a keenly penetrating grasp of the complex issues which 'the question of the animal' raises at this juncture of Western history." -- Edward Casey, Distinguished Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook