While the chapters straddle the boundaries of historical-philosophical and systematic, continental and analytic approaches, their thematic unity knits them together, presenting a rich, broad, and yet cohesive perspective. The first part of the book offers general explorations of the relation between animal and human nature, and of the concomitant existential and ethical dimensions of this relationship. The chapters in the second part address the same theme, but, in so doing, focus on specific aspects of animal and human nature: imagination, politics, history, sense, finitude, and science.
Rudmer Bijlsma is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa.
Michael Begun is a graduate student in philosophy at Fordham University.
Thomas Kiefer is a graduate student in philosophy at Fordham University.