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dc.contributor.authorPICK, Aen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-30T10:10:27Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.issn0950-2378en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/3323
dc.descriptionPublisher has granted permission for the published version of this article to be archived. Publisher's website: http://www.lwbooks.co.uk
dc.description.abstractAs an alternative to Utilitarianism, animal ethics turned to the Continental philosophies of Levinas and Derrida that welcome and revere Otherness. While Utilitarianism relies on a ‘closed’ system of ethical calculations, the Levinasian model remains open-ended. This essay argues for a revised approach to animal ethics that combines Levinasian immeasurability, what Matthew Calarco called ‘ethical agnosticism’, with a closed approach that sees ethics as issuing from particular modes of practice. Highlighting some of the problems inherent in the Levinasian ethics of love as well as Agamben’s biopolitical critique of law, I propose a corrective, ‘between love and law’, that avoids predetermining the limits of moral consideration yet insists on the social and normative dimensions of ethical responsiveness. I take the practice of veganism - broadly conceived beyond the strictly dietary - as the heart of animal ethics and consider some of the philosophical and theological dimensions of veganism as neither naïve nor as utopian but on the contrary, as a worldly mode of engagement that acknowledges the realities of violence.en_US
dc.format.extent68 - 85 (18)en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherLawrence & Wisharten_US
dc.relation.ispartofNew Formations: a journal of culture/theory/politicsen_US
dc.titleTurning to Animals Between Love and Lawen_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.3898/NEWF.76.05.2012en_US
pubs.author-urlhttp://qmul.academia.edu/AnatPicken_US
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pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.lwbooks.co.uk/index.htmlen_US
pubs.volume76en_US


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