Human and Post-Human Ontologies

About the Course:

Students will come to understand how theological, scientific, and political beliefs about non-human objects, animals, and racial others have constructed our inherited beliefs about what it means to be human. We’ll explore the formation of the anthropos in Euro-American intellectual history through the work of Aristotle, Aquinas, Ockham, Alfred Russell, Charles Darwin, Nietzsche among others. Our study will be informed by theoretical work on the meaning of modernity, post-humanism, liberalism, inter-species ethnography, animal sacrifice, disability studies, critical race theory, conceptual problems in evolutionary biology, & the work of Sylvia Wynter, Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway.


 Graduate student standing.


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