REVIEWS

Cary Wolfe
What Is Posthumanism?
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010
Reviewed by Alice Crary, 2012
Included in the Animal Others Special Issue, edited by Lori Gruen and Kari Weil

Hypatia 27.3 (2012): 678-685
Available to Hypatia subscribers from Wiley-Blackwell:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1527-2001.2012.01268.x/full

Alice Crary is an associate professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research, where she is also a member of the Committee on Gender Studies.  She is the author of Beyond Moral Judgment (Harvard University Press, 2007), co-editor of The New Wittgenstein (Routledge, 2000) and Reading Cavell (Routledge, 2006), and also editor of Wittgenstein and the Moral Life: Essays in Honor of Cora Diamond (MIT Press, 2007).  She is currently completing a book on human beings, animals, and ethics. 

Wolfe's concerns are not merely terminological…[she] hopes to identify, affirm, and further develop an internally complex yet cohesive intellectual tendency that is aptly thought of as “posthumanistic” insofar as it opposes modes of thought characteristic of classic humanism.