The Protagorean presumption and the posthuman: ceci n'est pas un calmar

Iveson, Richard (2014) The Protagorean presumption and the posthuman: ceci n'est pas un calmar. Journal for Cultural Research, 18 4: 384-405. doi:10.1080/14797585.2014.959311


Author Iveson, Richard
Title The Protagorean presumption and the posthuman: ceci n'est pas un calmar
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The Protagorean presumption and the posthuman: ceci n'est pas un calmar
Journal name Journal for Cultural Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1479-7585
1740-1666
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14797585.2014.959311
Open Access Status
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 384
End page 405
Total pages 22
Place of publication Abingdon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Through readings of Tom Tyler’s CIFERAE: A Bestiary in Five Fingers and Vilém Flusser and Louis Bec’s Vampyroteuthis Infernalis: A Treatise, this paper considers possible ways in which one might address that which is posthuman. Exploring the place(s) of various nonhuman animals within the philosophical canon, animals are here engaged with as ciphers, indices, fables, mirrors, phantoms, and as feral singularities. Further, this paper interrogates Flusser’s claim to have escaped both idealism and anthropocentrism, and in so doing considers, with Tyler, the necessity or otherwise of anthropocentrism in theoretical discourse.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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