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Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art (Posthumanities)

Broglio, Ron

Editore: Univ Of Minnesota Press
ISBN 10: 0816672962 / ISBN 13: 9780816672967
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Titolo: Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals ...

Casa editrice: Univ Of Minnesota Press

Legatura: Hardcover

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What it is like to be an animal? Ron Broglio wants to know from the inside, from underneath the fur and feathers. In examining this question, he bypasses the perspectives of biology or natural history to explore how one can construct an animal phenomenology, to think and feel as an animal other?or any other.

Until now phenomenology has grappled with how humans are embedded in their world. According to philosophical tradition, animals do not practice the self-reflexive thought that provides humans with depth of being. Without human interiority, philosophers have believed, animals live on the surface of things. But, Broglio argues, the surface can be a site of productive engagement with the world of animals, and as such he turns to humans who work with surfaces: contemporary artists.

Taking on the negative claim of animals living only on the surface and turning the premise into a positive set of possibilities for human?animal engagement, Broglio considers artists?including Damien Hirst, Carolee Schneemann, Olly and Suzi, and Marcus Coates?who take seriously the world of the animal on its own terms. In doing so, these artists develop languages of interspecies expression that both challenge philosophy and fashion new concepts for animal studies.


Ron Broglio is assistant professor of English and senior scholar of the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.

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