Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents (Hardcover)
The Moral Status of Animals in the History of Western Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822942696, 344pp.
Publication Date: November 28, 2005
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Praise For Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents: The Moral Status of Animals in the History of Western Philosophy…
“Steiner’s work is a rigorous and stimulating reappraisal of the long-lasting and often baleful influence of Greek Philosophy on Western attitudes towards animals.”
--New England Classical Journal
“Steiner has provided a needed and lucid account of the history he targets.”
--Journal of the History of Philosophy
"Steiner has written a clear and detailed history of philosophical views of nonhuman animals. His book is unique because the perspective he brings to the history of Western philosophy is informed by the thought of Heidegger, Levinas, and Derrida. Both animal rightists and opponents to animal rights can benefit from a reading of this book."
—Daniel A. Dombrowski, Seattle University