By Ruth A. Miller

Challenging the posthumanist canon that celebrates the preeminence of matter, Ruth Miller, in Flourishing Thought contends that what nonhuman structures give a contribution to democracy is thought. Drawing on fresh feminist theories of nonhuman lifestyles and politics, Miller exhibits that replica and flourishing aren't antithetical to contemplation and sensitivity. After demonstrating that tactics of existence and tactics of notion are indistinguishable, Miller reveals that 4 menacing accumulations of subject and information—global surveillance, kept embryos, human clones, and reproductive trash—are politically efficient instead of threats to democratic politics. as a result, she questions the usefulness of person rights corresponding to privateness and dignity, contests the worth of the rational metaphysics underlying human-centered political participation, and reevaluates the gender relatives that derive from this sort of participation. eventually, in preference to those human-centered constructions, Miller posits a extra meditative mode of democratic engagement.

Miller’s argument has shattering implications for the debates over the right kind use and disposal of embryonic tissue, alarms approximately information collecting by means of the country and companies, and different significant moral, social, and safety issues.

 

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