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"Animal Ethics and Contemporary Politics": First Tom Regan Lecture at NC State

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Animal philosophy and theory not only decenter the human; they also offer ways to question and challenge white privilege; to question masculine privilege and challenge patriarchy; and to question “American exceptionalism” and challenge xenophobia. It is important to understand the link between animal exploitation and other means of oppression—including Western definitions of the “human” as white and masculine, the role of Western colonialism in promoting meat and dairy, and the interaction between misogyny and the use of animals. The lecture will highlight the insights that arise through a dialogue between engaged animal ethics and the critique of contemporary political attitudes and actions.

More information here and here.

Where? Withers Hall, Room 232A

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Withers Hall, 101 Lampe Drive, 

Raleigh, NC 27607

Earlier Event: September 19
Book talk and signing at Malaprops