Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Assignment #8: Animals and Literature

1. Read: Donovan, "Tolstoy's Animals."

http://www.animalsandsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Tolstoys_Animals.pdf

2. "The Politics of Carol Adams"  (Author, The Sexual Politics of Meat) (see the second article, pp 12-24):
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54792ff7e4b0674c74cb719d/t/55dc8dace4b0ad76d7277cb7/1440517548517/ANTENNAE+ISSUE+14.pdf

Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU2VkRpXSUo


(Donovan is adopting an "animal standpoint theory."  On standpoint theory more generally, see the IEP's discussion:  http://www.iep.utm.edu/fem-stan/#SH7c).

We won't meet again after Monday.  For your final written assignment, which you can send to me on email anytime this coming week (deadline Friday, May 4), I want to do something different.  Rather than a critical or academic essay, please answer the following two-part question concerning your own life and anticipated choices in any fashion you would like, in a couple of pages or so, making reference to the literature or not:

What are your moral obligations -- if you recognize any -- to nonhuman domesticated animals (such as cows, pigs, turkeys, and chickens), and how to you plan to meet them?  (If you do not recognize any, please explain that in some depth.)

DKBJ