Philosopher Donna Jeanne Haraway Analytical Essay by anvilman

Philosopher Donna Jeanne Haraway
Looks at zoologist and philosopher Donna Jeanne Haraway's interpretation of the construction of the "hail".
# 116674 | 980 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | CA
Published on Oct 18, 2009 in Philosophy (Science) , Biology (Zoology) , Philosophy (History - 20th Century)

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This paper explains that philosopher Donna Jeanne Haraway draws from the tradition of Louis Althusser and Martin Heidegger to develop her hypotheses outlining the nature of the interspecies relationship between people and animal or "hailing". As interpreted by Althusser and Heidegger, the author relates that "hail", which is from the archaic word interpellate, is given an additional meaning by Haraway. Based on Haraway's work, the paper concludes that the "hailing" of animals call people to account for the way they affect the lives of animals, and the "hailing" of people call animals to a close, inseparable, interspecies relationship bound within the structure of human society.

From the Paper:

"Haraway adds to these two meanings of hail a third, the more conventional meaning of interpellation. Animals hail people to "account for the regimes in which they and we must live", and by doing so, they challenge people to justify the practices of society which create the circumstances of life that animals and people must live in. The effect of the hail is threefold: firstly, humans hail animals, creating a subject out of animals by the hail, bringing animals into our social discourse of power."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Haraway, Donna Jeanne. Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science. New York: Routledge, 1989.
  • Haraway, Donna Jeanne. Second-Millennium: Feminism and Technoscience. New York: Routledge, 1997.
  • Richardson, William. Heidegger: Through Phenomenology to Thought. 3rd ed. Hague: Springer, 1974.

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