Feline Divinanimality: Derrida and the Discourse of Species in Genesis

  title={Feline Divinanimality: Derrida and the Discourse of Species in Genesis},
  author={Matthew Chrulew},
  journal={The Bible and Critical Theory},
  • Matthew Chrulew
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Philosophy
  • The Bible and Critical Theory
Jacques Derrida’s most sustained intervention in questions of human-animal relations, ‘The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow)’, seeks to recast the relation of Western subjectivity to the animal Other(s) on whose sacrifice it has hinged. In particular, Derrida offers an insightful reading of the early chapters of Genesis, a central text for the construction of Judaeo-Christian species humanism, which intertwines thematically with the autobiographical scene he insistently evokes of… 
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