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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The book was assembled posthumously on the basis of two published sections, one written and recorded session, and one informal recorded session.

The book is at once an affectionate look back over the multiple roles played by animals in Derrida’s work and a profound philosophical investigation and critique of the relegation of animal life that takes place as a result of the distinction—dating from Descartes—between man as thinking animal and every other living species.

That starts with the very fact of the line of separation drawn between the human and the millions of other species that are reduced to a single “the animal. The book’s autobiographical theme intersects with its philosophical analysis through the figures of looking and nakedness, staged in terms of Derrida’s experience when his cat follows him into the bathroom in the morning.

In a classic deconstructive reversal, Derrida asks what this animal sees and thinks when it sees this naked man. The Animal That Therefore I Am is at times a militant plea and indictment regarding, especially, the modern industrialized treatment of animals.

However, Derrida cannot subscribe to a simplistic version of animal rights that fails to follow through, in all its implications, the questions and definitions of “life” to which he returned in much of his later work. Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Paperbackpages. Published April 1st by Fordham University Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

In investigating the relation between what we call “the human” and “the animal” what other books might one read? Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Mar 10, Owlseyes rated it really liked it Shelves: Man is a promising animal.

The Descent of Man, by Charles Darwin “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

Even the word “animal” a pseudo, violent concept presupposes a homogeneity which Derrida doubts about. So he coins another word: Shame and modesty obliges, for man. Not for the cat, or the other animals. And throughout the book, the cat’s presence is recurring, so are chee like these: It is as if the cat woke up, as if he would recall me without saying a word the terrible account of Genesis.

Who was born first, before man? But, can’t that cat be, also, from the bottom of his eyes, my first mirror? Meditationes de prima philosophia Derrida simply decimates [my expression] Descartes view on animals. For several times, Derrida invokes one detail not considered thus far: The last chapter of the book, approaches, in a very critical way, the Heideggerian view on what I would call the “animality” of animals, [Das wesen der tierheit des tieres] which Heidegger tried to define what its essence is.

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Derrida sees contradictions in Heidegger’s thought.

L’animale Che DUNQUE SONO Jacques Derrida

Sure, Heidegger saw in man’s essence both consciousness and language, of which all animals are deprived of, so says a long tradition of philosophers since Aristotle.

And yet, cats and other animals, do sleep, but is the content of their dreams like man’s? Derrida’s view ends up in a question: His answer seems to be negative. Interestingly enough, that Derrida mentioned the Genesis Adam’s task of naming the animals, even before the creation of woman; also, the Elohim’s injunction that all animals become under “submission”; under man. Any creationist, would argue with Derrida, that, though man’s nature includes “animality”, it should be kept under submission.

Apr 03, Ian Scuffling rated it really liked it Shelves: I have a beyond introductory-level but not much beyond working knowledge of Heidegger, Lacan, Descartes, and Derrida’s style of deconstruction–that said, this was pretty dense and demanding.

This book is a further deconstruction on the meaning of existence by complicating the mix with the addition of pointing out the problems of the human-animal binary. Once opened up, Derrida is able to give a critical look into the mythological, biological, ontological, historiographical relationships betwe I have a beyond introductory-level but not much beyond working knowledge of Heidegger, Lacan, Descartes, and Derrida’s style of deconstruction–that said, this was pretty dense and demanding.

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Once opened up, Derrida is able to give a critical look into the mythological, biological, ontological, historiographical relationships between man and all other living creatures on earth.

It’s clear to see why Danielewski has included it in his meta-textual post-modern work, particularly in his most meta-textual character. Particularly at stake in that novel is the young girl Xanther and her newly-found kitten and their intrinsically supernatural “familiar” relationship. Derrida’s recursive style just confounds me sometimes. Perhaps revisiting later on in my Familiar journey may formalize some of what’s going on here? Still enjoyed what it did to my neurons though.

View all 3 comments. May 01, emily rated it really liked it. I had to read some of the essays in here for school. It makes you think hard about the what we consider to be the difference between humans and animals, and whether or not you should feel embarrassed to be naked in front of your pet. Dec 02, Rebekah rated it really liked it Shelves: As Derrida goes, an enjoyable, only partly maddening read. Warning, you will hear a lot about Derrida walking around naked.

If you can handle the mental image of that, you will be fine. Feb 24, Derek Brown rated it it was amazing. This is Derrida at his best. Beautiful, rigorous, brutal reading. May 22, Jishnu Guha rated it it was amazing. May 24, Karl Steel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Recommended to Karl by: Susan Crane got me started down all of this. Of course I’m going to use my review to promote my own work on animals and posthumanism. See my “How to Make a Human,” Exemplaria Non-medievalists will be most interested in the first 10 pages or so.

Anyone following Derrida’s work on animals in translation is already familiar with the title essay and his takedown of Lacan where Derrida puts under question the distinctions between reaction and response Of course I’m going to use my review to promote my own work on animals and posthumanism.

Anyone following Derrida’s work on animals in translation is already jacqufs with the title essay and his takedown of Lacan where Derrida puts under question the distinctions between reaction and response and feigning and the purportedly uniquely jscques capacity of feigning to feign.

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And, as a special bonus, a transcription of JD’s extempore remarks on Heidegger and the animal. These remarks are heartbreaking, as jacquues full of asides on the lines of “since we have just 10 minutes” and “I’ll do it, I hope, if I have the time and the strength.

At the same time, the very presentness of his remarks, his apologies for keeping people from their dinner, keeps his thought here, perhaps more than anywhere else, in the moment, contingent, freed from the pretension of speaking from a place of Truth. Jacquues takes Heidegger down for, among other things, a lack of phenomenological rigor, whereas there is no moment in Derrida jacquues I know which isn’t very far where he is more mitsein can I do that?

Apr 04, Stephanie rated it really liked it. So, super confusing, very wordy, but the ideas are, of course, present and thriving. Completely awesome analysis of the animal within, or, the animal that we are.

Lack of non-male and non-whiteness present in text, however. Don’t waste your time and money. It’s impossible to understand this book, because there is nothing to understand. Jun 24, Carolyn rated it liked it. I love Derrida’s ideas but trying to read his books is asking for a confusion-induced migraine.

L’animale che dunque sono

The first half of the book is more accessible for some reasonperhaps it is because it is more historical in nature focusing on the biblical origins of our attitudes towards animals. The latter parts of the book are more analytical of philosophical theories especially by Descartes, Levinas, Hegel, and Heidegger. Specifically, Derrida is tracing the Cartesian influence on the later philosophers showi I love Derrida’s ideas but trying to read his books is asking for a confusion-induced migraine.

This is an important book for any serious animal rights advocate even if not all the information is easily accessible to us puny mortals. Perhaps if I read more philosophy I would become more adept at reading Derrida Feb 08, David Markwell rated it it was amazing Shelves: In his The Animal That Therefore Jacsues Am Derrida explores the definitions of human and the animal, and explores and problematizes the limits between these two groups.

Through readings of Lewis Ajcques Alice in Wonderland, the Genesis Story, Descartes, Kant, Heidegger, Husserl, Lacan, and Levinas, Derrida questions the western metaphysical traditions thoughts regarding the animal and its radical separation from humans. This is probably one of my favourite books by Derrida.

The force derriva his argum In his The Animal That Therefore I Am Derrida explores the definitions of human and the animal, and explores and problematizes the limits between these two groups. The force of his argument lies in the rigorousness of his thinking, and the care with which he attempts to think human and animal as members of the same group animal heterogeneously understood and radically other from each other.

Jun 14, Wythe Marschall rated it liked it.

The man’s my hero, but his later work is falling flat No offense to other Derrida-heads out there who love this particular text, but I mostly took away from it: Still, I chr better writing about monsters esp.