By Cora Diamond, John McDowell, Ian Hacking, Cary Wolfe
In Philosophy and Animal Life, Cora Diamond starts with "The hassle of fact and the trouble of Philosophy," within which she accuses analytical philosophy of evading, or deflecting, the accountability of people towards nonhuman animals. Diamond then explores the animal query within the extra common challenge of philosophical skepticism. Focusing in particular on J. M. Coetzee's The Lives of Animals, she considers the failure of language to seize the vulnerability of people and animals.
Stanley Cavell responds to Diamond's argument together with his personal shut analyzing of Coetzee's paintings, connecting the human-animal dating to extra topics of morality and philosophy. John McDowell follows with a critique of either Diamond and Cavell, and Ian Hacking explains why Cora Diamond's essay is so deeply perturbing and, sarcastically, favors poetry over philosophy in overcoming her problems. Cary Wolfe's creation situates those arguments in the broader context of latest continental philosophy and conception, rather Jacques Derrida's paintings on deconstruction and the query of the animal.