Lecture 1: Intro - What is ‘Animal’?
What is an Animal?
-Tim Ingold quote - What is the Animal?
-coexistence of humans with animals (consumption, social groups, morphology,
-pervasive presence of non-human animals in human world
-diversity and variety in relations
-what is an animal? = what does it mean to be human? - humanity and animality
-distinction of human and animal - where do we take this distinction for granted?
-behaviour, practices -> take distinction for granted
-i.e. eating ham sandwich
-how/where does this dualism unfold/operate - how is it used
-interfaces and encounters and intersections
-where and why do humans and animals interact/interface etc.
-Latin for “breath”
-Ancient Greek = “wind” anemos
-Latin “current of air”, “vital principle of life” - anima
-animus = “mind”, “lifeforce” “soul”
-links soul, breath, spirit to the mind
-dictionary definition: “living organism that feeds on organic matter” - breath and feeding