Animals, Environment, & the Human
July 18 + 21, 6-8pm ET
This class explores the boundaries humans place between themselves and animals. We will examine both spatial boundaries and conceptual boundaries. How do humans construct the concept of humanity in opposition to animality by drawing lines between human and animal territory? Understanding this process sheds light on how the domination of animals relates to systems of human domination (particularly racism and ableism), and the "death of nature."
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Kyle O'Dowd is a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research. He teaches ethics at both Parsons and Fordham University. His research focuses on ethics and foundations of value, particularly with respect to the value of animal life.