Edited By Szymon Wrobel
About the book
“In his Introduction to this book, Szymon Wróbel writes about a peculiar animal turn taking place, suggesting that there has been a real breakthrough in comparison with the previous studies of the relation between what is human and what is animal. The existence of this breakthrough has been attested by the articles contained in this volume, which refer both to the context of tradition and the contemporary approaches. It is the first publication of its kind that juxtaposes what is human and what is animal in such a wide and varied way.”Professor Paweł Dybel, University of Warsaw and Polish Academy of Sciences“The volume is devoted to the topical subject matter of Animal Studies in the context of relations between a human and an animal. The texts it contains comprehensively present the entire semantic complexity of this relation, from the historical aspects, concerning the perception of animals in the western, philosophical and cultural tradition, through its theological and religious aspects, anthropological and ethical, linguistic, to the contemporary – philosophical and literary aspects. In this way, the book investigates the phenomenon of our increasing ethical sensitivity towards animals, which defines our contemporary cultural experience. But, of course, it does not only simply postulate a change in our relationship to animals – although this ethical message is very clear – but above all, and this defines its essential philosophical stakes, it postulates the fundamental reflection on and reevaluation of the role, which animality plays in our experience of ourselves: because this...
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