15 June 2018

The Ends of Being Human? Re-turning (to) the Question

Dr Birgit M. Kaiser (Modern and Contemporary Literature) and Dr Kathrin Thiele (Gender Studies) are guest editors of 'The Ends of Being Human? Re-turning (to) the Question', a special issue of PhiloSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 8.1 (2018). The special issue poses the question “after” the human and humanism from within the context of feminist, decolonial, and posthuman(ist) critiques of Man.

How to return to the question of the human

Drawing on insights and onto-epistemological shifts effected by these contemporary critical discussions as well as in different academic fields and popular debates, this issue asks specifically: How can the question of what it means to be human be posed anew today, after five hundred years of hegemonic Western, Eurocentric, humanist thought-practice? How to return to the question of the human otherwise than tied to human exceptionalism? The essays collected in this issue provide us with a variety of singular entry points to these questions. Contributors are by Bracha L. Ettinger, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Max Hantel, Vicki Kirby and William Paris and with a substantial introduction by the editors.

 

  • Title:  'The Ends of Being Human? Re-turning (to) the Question'. Special Issue PhiloSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 8.1 (2018)
  • Authors: Birgit M. Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele (guest editors)
  • ISSN: 2155-0905
  • Publisher: Sunny Press