Being humans when we are animals
2014 (English)In: Nordic Wittgenstein Review, ISSN 2242-248X, E-ISSN 2194-6825, ISSN 2242-248X, Vol. 3, no 2, 125-149 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper investigates forms of metaphysical vertigo that can appear when contrasts between humans and animals are challenged. Distinguishing three forms of vertigo and four ways of differentiating humans and animals, the paper attempts to achieve a perspicuous representation of what could be termed “the difficulty of being humans when we are animals”; or alternatively, “the difficulty of being animals when we are humans”.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 3, no 2, 125-149 p.
human-animal contrast; metaphysical vertigo; biology; moral sensitivity; ape language
Research subject Theoretical Philosophy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-239189DiVA: diva2:773553
ProjectsBecoming human: animals and gender theory in a more than human world
FunderSwedish Research Council, 344-2011-5099