Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Plato's Republic undone

A fine and extensive thinking on how animality can undo the Republic:
"it is this sensitivity towards the instinct for freedom shared among all living beings, and among domestic animals in particular, which, more than anything else, Plato fears will ignite a revolution that will bring down the oligarchy of his ideal Republic." Essay title "Cannibals and Apes: Revolution in the Republic" is a conference paper by Richard Iveson delivered at The London Conference for Critical Thought at Birkbeck College, University of London. Richard, the revolution awaits your book Zoogenesis: Thinking Encounter With Animals.

Farmer eaten by his own pigs.

File under animality and inversions or Derrida "On eating well"
"US authorities are investigating how a US farmer was eaten by his own pigs....A relative later found Garner's dentures and pieces of his body in the pig enclosure, but most of his remains had been consumed."