By Gary Steiner
Steiner provocatively opinions postmodernist ways to the ethical prestige of animals opposed to the heritage of a broader indictment of postmodern proposal and its lack of ability to set up transparent rules for motion. He revisits the paintings of Derrida, Foucault, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, including fresh paintings by way of their American interpreters, and exhibits that the elemental phrases of postmodern concept are incompatible with any definitive claims concerning the ethical prestige or rights of animalsand people. Steiner recognizes the disasters of liberal humanist concept concerning the ethical prestige of animals; yet rather than following postmodern thinkers who reject humanist proposal outright, he argues for the necessity to reconsider humanist notions in a fashion that avoids the anthropocentric boundaries of conventional humanist proposal. Drawing at the achievements of the Stoics and Kant, Steiner builds on his previous paintings, constructing his principles of cosmic holism and non-anthropocentric cosmopolitanism so as to arrive at a extra concrete starting place for animal rights.
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