Philosophy and the Politics of Animal Liberation

  • Paola┬áCavalieri

Part of the Political Philosophy and Public Purpose book series (POPHPUPU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Paola Cavalieri
    Pages 1-13
  3. Paola Cavalieri
    Pages 15-43
  4. Matthew Calarco
    Pages 45-69
  5. Sue Donaldson, Will Kymlicka
    Pages 71-116
  6. Dinesh Joseph Wadiwel
    Pages 187-237
  7. Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker
    Pages 239-272
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 273-282

About this book


This edited collection testifies to the fact that the animal liberation movement is now entering its political phase, after a period dominated by ethical approaches that undermined the paradigm of human supremacy and demanded justice for nonhuman beings. The contributors of this book collectively confront and take on questions of social transformation, guided by the idea that philosophy has an important role to play even at such a new level. They start from such diverse perspectives as critical theory, left liberalism, and biopolitical thought. The result is an articulated picture in which, beyond any principled divergence, it is possible to detect the emergence of a relevant set of shared political preoccupations. This exploration of those offers fresh theoretical insights and suggestions for praxis.


Philosophy politics animal liberation strategy movement Zoopolitical philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Paola┬áCavalieri
    • 1
  1. 1.MilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-52119-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52120-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-714X
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-7158
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