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Animal RitesAmerican Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory$
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Cary Wolfe

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780226905136

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226905129.001.0001

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Old Orders for New

Old Orders for New

Ecology, Animal Rights, and the Poverty of Humanism

(p.21) Chapter 1 Old Orders for New
Animal Rites

Cary Wolfe

University of Chicago Press

This chapter explores the issues of ecology, animal rights and the poverty of humanism in the context of Luc Ferry's book “New Ecological Order.” It analyzes Ferry's humanist frame which shows how radical environmentalism and animal rights emerge as distinct problematics and his discussion of the relation between radical ecology and liberal democracy. This chapter also provides an overview of animal rights philosophy as expounded by Tom Regan and Peter Singer.

Keywords:   ecology, animal rights, humanism, Luc Ferry, New Ecological Order, environmentalism, liberal democracy, Tom Regan, Peter Singer

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