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Zwierzoczłekoupiór? Posthumanistyczna refleksja nad zwierzętami

Justyna Schollenberger

Zwierzoczłekoupiór (Animal-Human-Spectre)? Posthumanistic Reflection on Animals

The article reviews the posthumanistic concepts of moving beyond anthropocentrism. They are presented in the context of deliberations on non-human animals and human-animal relationship. Posthumanism criticizes primarily the humanistic category of a “human”. As Rosi Braidotti notices, it does not perform the descriptive function, but mostly serves to stigmatize the different, non-human. The consequence of such assumption is the postulate to extend the field of humanistic thoughts. The point is not to abandon a topic of a human, but to attempt to develop tools to describe non-human “otherness”.