Animals and Experience

In Season 2 of the Animal Turn, Claudia speaks to scholars from philosophy, sociology, ecology, and geography about useful concepts for understanding animals and their experiences.

Some of the key themes to emerge from the discussions are  the tensions between individuals and groups and how we can understand  how the property status of animals diminishes the potential for them to be considered legal subjects or have anything resembling rights, autonomy or liberty; that laws and the legal control of animals operates at a variety of scales (farms, nations, internationally), and that there is also potential for the law to change what are currently often abusive relations but that this will require dramatic conceptual and institutional shifts.

 

The concepts in focus include: Phenomenology, cognitive ethology, culture, art and aesthetics, intimate geography, interspecies subjectivity, political multispecies communities