The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics

The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics In Beyond Animal Rights Josephine Donovan and Carol J Adams introduced feminist ethic of care theory into philosophical discussions of the treatment of animals In this new volume seven essays from B

  • Title: The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics
  • Author: Josephine Donovan
  • ISBN: 9780231140386
  • Page: 291
  • Format: None
  • In Beyond Animal Rights, Josephine Donovan and Carol J Adams introduced feminist ethic of care theory into philosophical discussions of the treatment of animals In this new volume, seven essays from Beyond Animal Rights are joined by nine new articles most of which were written in response to that book and a new introduction that situates feminist animal care theory wiIn Beyond Animal Rights, Josephine Donovan and Carol J Adams introduced feminist ethic of care theory into philosophical discussions of the treatment of animals In this new volume, seven essays from Beyond Animal Rights are joined by nine new articles most of which were written in response to that book and a new introduction that situates feminist animal care theory within feminist theory and the larger debate over animal rights Contributors critique theorists reliance on natural rights doctrine and utilitarianism, which, they suggest, have a masculine bias They argue for ethical attentiveness and sympathy in our relationships with animals and propose a link between the continuing subjugation of women and the human domination of nature Beginning with the earliest articulation of the idea in the mid 1980s and continuing to the theory s most recent revisions, this volume presents the most complete portrait of the evolution of the feminist care tradition.

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    1. I'm deeply embarrassed to say that my own work with critical animal theory has just ignored or assumed CAT's debts to feminism. I'd be more embarrassed if I couldn't say the same thing about a lot of the CAT: Corporeal Compassion, Zoographies, Tyler, any number of the various anthologies on the subject (Killing Animals, Representing Animals), and, as Haraway points out in When Species Meet, Derrida. Only Cary Wolfe, whose first chapter in Animal Rites engages with ecofeminists like Deborah Slice [...]

    2. Various authors talk about compassion, empathy vs sympathy and why animals should no longer be considered property. Made me feel like a conservative, scoffing at the bleeding heart liberals, which is saying a lot.

    3. A bunch of women (and one man) who think that their learned submissiveness needs to be expanded and politicized, rather than challenged.Ethic of care = female ghetto pride.

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