Books

In my first book I examined the tension between faith and reason in Descartes and argued that reason alone is insufficient to ground ethical commitments. In my books on animals, I have applied this insight to argue for the need to acknowledge the fundamental animality of humans and our felt kinship with non-human animals. My most recent book is entitled Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism, published by Columbia University Press. In this book I examine the limits of postmodern approaches (particularly Derrida’s) in the endeavor to acknowledge the moral status of animals, and I argue for veganism as a strict ethical imperative.

Links to the books in Amazon:

Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism

Descartes as a Moral Thinker

Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents

Animals and the Moral Community