Beyond Nature: Animal Liberation, Marxism, and Critical Theory (Historical Materialism) (Paperback)

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In Beyond Nature Marco Maurizi offers a unique perspective on the question of animal liberation. Because animal rights activism has hitherto been characterized by an abstract moralism, Maurizi proposes instead a historical-materialist analysis of the relationship between humans and non-human animals.

By contrasting the thinking of Hegel, Marx, and the Frankfurt School with classical authors in the field of animal rights (such as Singer, Regan, and Francione) this text offers an alternative, social, and dialectical theory of animality and a different practical approach to the problem of animal suffering. The hopes for change placed in veganism, liberationism and animal activism are here assumed in a political, revolutionary perspective, in which human and animal liberation finally cease to oppose each other.

About the Author

Marco Maurizi teaches Philosophy and History at the Lombardo Radice Institute in Rome, and holds courses and seminaries at the University of Tor Vergata. He has published several books, translations and articles on animal liberation, Critical Theory and Marxism.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781642597813
ISBN-10: 1642597813
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
Pages: 212
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism