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Phenomenology and normativity: a Merleau-Pontian approach to animal ethics

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posted on 28.03.2022, 13:27 authored by Nathan Everson
This thesis begins by offering a critique of Kant's moral theory, demonstrating that what lies behind Kant's moral theory is a metaphysical excision separating the human and the animal, resulting in the exclusion of the animal from moral consideration. Drawing on the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, I provide an alternative metaphysical framework that illustrates the expressiveness of animal life. In approaching the task of moving from an ontology of animal life to the foundations of a moral theory, our focus shifts to the work of Hans Jonas and his unique argument for the obligating force ontology has upon us.

History

Notes

Theoretical thesis. Bibliography: pages 51-52

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes

Degree

MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy

Department, Centre or School

Department of Philosophy

Year of Award

2015

Principal Supervisor

Jean-Philippe Deranty

Rights

Copyright Nathan Everson 2015. Copyright disclaimer: http://www.copyright.mq.edu.au

Language

English

Extent

1 online resource (52 pages)

Former Identifiers

mq:44709 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1071507