Bibliographic Details

Animals and the limits of postmodernism / Gary Steiner.

Author / Creator Steiner, Gary, 1956-
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 292 pages).
Language English
Series Critical perspectives on animals : theory, culture, science, and law
Critical perspectives on animals.
Subject Animals (Philosophy)
Animal rights.
Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Postmodernism.
NATURE -- Animal Rights.
Animal rights.
Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Animals (Philosophy)
Postmodernism.
Djurrätt.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11189846
ISBN 9780231527293
0231527292
9780231153423
0231153422
9780231153430
0231153430
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Summary While postmodern approaches to politics and ethics have offered some intriguing and influential insights in philosophy and theory, Gary Steiner illuminates the fundamental inability of these approaches to arrive at viable ethical and political principles. Ethics require notions of self, agency, and value that are not available to postmodernists. Therefore much of what is published under the rubric of theory lacks a proper basis for a systematic engagement with ethics. Steiner provocatively critiques postmodernist approaches to the moral status of animals against the background of a.
Other form Print version: Steiner, Gary, 1956- Animals and the limits of postmodernism. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013 9780231153423