States of Nature

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States of Nature investigates the removal of the animal and its moral import from accounts of the human in political thought. By engaging some of the most foundational Western political texts (from Plato’s Republic to Locke’s Two Treatises to Rousseau’s Discourse on Inequality ), this work shows how the human and animal are intertwined in the creation of government, and in particular, in social contract theory. These political transitions are connected to transformations in the view of human nature that lead to the suppression of the animality of human life, as seen in Descartes’ account of the metaphysics of man. States of Nature concludes by arguing for a new, vital, and relational approach toward animality as a foundation for our animal and environmental obligations.

Table of contents

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
I. Guardians or Good Dogs? Plato’s Animality in the Republic 7
II. On Anima: Spirit, Motion, and Machination in Descartes’ Account of Embodiment 25
III. Crossing into Culture: The Invention of Humanity in Hobbes’ Social Contract 37
IV. Unearthing Locke: Nature Owned by “Natural Law” 57
V. Contracted from Nature: Struggle, Communion, and Metamorphosis in Rousseau’s Discourse on Inequality 73
VI. Animal Encounters for Animal Ethics: A Morality of Live Experience 91
Notes 107
References 115
Index 119


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