Seminar on Animal Ethics - Destroy Anthropocentricism: Three Approaches of Animal Studies
- 28 Jul 2022
- Zoom Meeting + FB Live, links will be informed through email
- Prof. Keith, CHAN Ka-fu, Center for Judaic and Inter-religious Studies, Shandong University
This lecture aims at introducing the current three approaches of animal studies and their ethical implications. The strategy of identity approach tries to defend animal welfare and animal rights through arguing for the identical relationship between animal and human; this perspective is strongly rejected by the different approach in which the animal Other is emphasized to distance the ontological and ethical position between human and animal. Lastly, the indistinction approach examines the anthropological machine in which animality and humanity are united and dislocated, and points to the way how to escape and deactivate this machine.