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Of Jews And Animals by Andrew Benjamin
  

Of Jews And Animals

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Of Jews And Animals by Andrew Benjamin

By developing his own conception of the 'figure' Andrew Benjamin has written an innovative and provocative study of the complex relationship between philosophy, the history of painting and their presentation of both Jews and animals. As Benjamin makes clear the 'Other' is never abstract. He underscores the means by which the ethical imperative, arising from the way the history of philosophy and the history of art are constructed, shows us how to respond to an already identified, even if unacknowledged, determinant other.

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Of Jews and Animals is set to become a key text, alongside such works as Elisabeth de Fontenay's Le silence des betes (1998) and Jacques Derrida's The Animal That Therefore I Am (2006), in constituting a further and necessary move beyond the utilitarianism and neo-Kantianism within which 'animal philosophy
has for so long remained mired

. -- Richard Iveson, Goldsmiths, University of London Parallax Of Jews and Animals is set to become a key text, alongside such works as Elisabeth de Fontenay's Le silence des betes (1998) and Jacques Derrida's The Animal That Therefore I Am (2006), in constituting a further and necessary move beyond the utilitarianism and neo-Kantianism within which 'animal philosophy
has for so long remained mired

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About the Author

Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Critical Theory and Philosophical Aesthetics and Director of the Research Unit in European Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University. His most recent books are Writing Art and Architecture (re:press Books, 2009) and Style and Time: Essays on the Politics of Appearance (Northwestern University Press, 2006).

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Book Info

Publication date

30th September 2011

Author

Andrew Benjamin

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Publisher

Edinburgh University Press

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Literary theory
Philosophy: aesthetics
Theory of art

ISBN

9780748643172

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