JoLMA The Journal for the Philosophy of Language, Mind and the Arts

Rivista | JoLMA
Fascicolo | 4 | 2 | 2023
Articolo | Multispecies Justice and Human Inequalities: Risks in Theorizing Anti-Anthropocentric Politics

Multispecies Justice and Human Inequalities: Risks in Theorizing Anti-Anthropocentric Politics

Abstract

Human status categories have ceased to be the ontological prerogative of humans alone, and this paradigm shift carries broad ethical implications. In this essay, we investigate the concept of multispecies justice (MSJ), as it seeks to overcome the humanistic-liberal construct of justice, without sliding back into an anthropomorphisation of the nonhuman. We engage with the political limits of MSJ, as it fails to grasp a critical-genetic discourse on the historical materiality of inequalities. We advance the urgency for a more politically engaged posthumanism, as it runs the risk of becoming completely detached from current social struggles.


Open access | Peer reviewed

Presentato: 30 Settembre 2023 | Accettato: 19 Novembre 2023 | Pubblicato 20 Dicembre 2023 | Lingua: en

Keywords New materialism Posthuman Climate justice Multispecies justice Social struggles


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