The Resource Monkey trouble : the scandal of posthumanism, Christopher Peterson

Monkey trouble : the scandal of posthumanism, Christopher Peterson

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Monkey trouble : the scandal of posthumanism
Title
Monkey trouble
Title remainder
the scandal of posthumanism
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Christopher Peterson
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Language
eng
Summary
"According to scholars of the nonhuman turn, the scandal of theory lies in its failure to decenter the human. The real scandal, however, is that we keep trying. The human has become a conspicuous blind spot for many theorists seeking to extend hospitality to animals, plants, and even insentient things. The displacement of the human is essential and urgent, yet given the humanist presumption that animals lack a number of allegedly unique human capacities, such as language, reason, and awareness of mortality, we ought to remain cautious about laying claim to any power to eradicate anthropocentrism altogether. Such a power risks becoming yet another self-accredited capacity thanks to which the human reaffirms its sovereignty through its supposed erasure. Monkey Trouble argues that the turn toward immanence in contemporary posthumanism promotes a cosmocracy that absolves one from engaging in those discriminatory decisions that condition hospitality as such. Engaging with recent theoretical developments in speculative realism and object-oriented ontology, as well as ape and parrot language studies, the book offers close readings of literary works by J.M. Coetzee, Charles Chesnutt, and Walt Whitman and films by Alfonso Cuarón and Lars von Trier. Anthropocentrism, Peterson argues, cannot be displaced through a logic of reversal that elevates immanence above transcendence, horizontality over verticality. This decentering must cultivate instead a human/nonhuman relationality that affirms the immanent transcendency spawned by our phantasmatic humanness."--
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Peterson, Christopher
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
B821
LC item number
.P48 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Human beings
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Humanism
  • Humanism
  • Nature and civilization
  • Philosophical anthropology
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Monkey trouble : the scandal of posthumanism, Christopher Peterson
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The scandal of the human: immanent transcendency and the question of animal language -- Sovereign silence: the desire for answering speech -- The gravity of melancholia: a critique of speculative realism -- Listing toward cosmocracy: the limits of hospitality
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unknown
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1 online resource (v, 159 pages.)
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online
Isbn
9780823277827
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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  • (KUselect2017)101627
  • (OCoLC)1014397980
  • (Knowledge Unlatched)(KUselect2017)101627
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Monkey trouble : the scandal of posthumanism, Christopher Peterson
Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The scandal of the human: immanent transcendency and the question of animal language -- Sovereign silence: the desire for answering speech -- The gravity of melancholia: a critique of speculative realism -- Listing toward cosmocracy: the limits of hospitality
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 159 pages.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823277827
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (KUselect2017)101627
  • (OCoLC)1014397980
  • (Knowledge Unlatched)(KUselect2017)101627

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