About the Author

Oxana Timofeeva

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Oxana Timofeeva is a senior lecturer on Contemporary Philosophy at the European University in St. Petersburg, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Science (Moscow), a member of the artistic collective “Chto Delat?” (“What is to be done?”), a deputy editor of the journal Stasis, and the author of History of Animals: An Essay on Negativity, Immanence, and Freedom (Maastricht, 2009) and Introduction to the Erotic Philosophy of Georges Bataille (in Russian, Moscow, 2009).

Contributions by Author: Oxana Timofeeva

The Non-Human as Such

On Men, Animals, and Barbers

What, if anything, is a non-human? A superficial reply seems to be on the surface: a non-human is anything other than human. It can be an elephant, a diamond, a wasp, a robot, a flower, a cloud, a cyborg, a stone, a computer program, a star, a work of art, a zombie — there is an endless list of worldly things that are different from the human being. They return from a long exile of ontological and epistemological subordination to the human, who, by historically expanding his habitat, appointed himself the hub of the universe.