Storytelling Animals


Animal Crisis: A New Ethical Paradigm, with Alice Crary and Lori Gruen

Season 1, Ep. 27

Today's guests are philosophers Alice Crary and Lori Gruen, authors of the new book Animal Crisis: A New Critical Theory. In it, they argue that the dominant approaches to animal ethics--whether utilitarian or rights-based-- treat animals too much as abstractions and often fail to engage with the political, economic, and social systems that sustain oppression among humans and other creatures alike. To grow an alternative, they believe, we must pay more attention to our relationships and learn new ways of seeing.

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