Political Animals and Animal Politics is a 2014 book edited by the green
political theorists Marcel Wissenburg and David Schlosberg, and
published by Palgrave Macmillan. The first edited collection to address
the emergence of academic animal ethics informed by political
philosophy, its chapters variously cover institutional change for
animals, the relationship between animal ethics and ecologism, and real-
world laws made for the benefit of animals. Recurring features include
discussions of human exceptionalism, exploration of ways that animal
issues are or could be present in political discourse, and reflections
on the relationship between theory and practice in politics. For
example, Kurtis Boyer contributed a chapter entitled "The Limits of
Species Advocacy", focusing on the legal protection of polar bears
(example pictured). The political theorist Robert Garner wrote that
Political Animals and Animal Politics should be praised for its
trailblazing, but predicted that it would be superseded by stronger
collections on the same theme.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_Animals_and_Animal_Politics>
Today's selected anniversaries:
German astronomer Johannes Kepler observed an exceptionally
bright star, now known as Kepler's Supernova, which had suddenly
appeared in the constellation Ophiuchus earlier in October.
Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies opened the
artificial Lake Burley Griffin in the middle of the capital Canberra.
Having gone to the wrong house for a Halloween party, Japanese
exchange student Yoshihiro Hattori was shot and killed by the homeowner
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Rehavam Ze'evi, the Israeli Minister of Tourism, was
assassinated in revenge for the targeted killing of the PFLP leader Abu
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (informal) An action or stunt where a bicycle, motorcycle, or other
vehicle is ridden for a short period while it is standing only on its
rear wheel or wheels.
2. (informal, chiefly Australia) A wheelchair user.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
A play is made by sensing how the forces in life simulate
ignorance — you set free the concealed irony, the deadly joke.
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