What is cognition? What is its place in nature? For about 60 years philosophers and scientists have been engaged in giving a naturalistic dress to the cognitive sciences arguing over the status of mental representations and computational processes.
Year after year, day after day, minute after minute, billions of non-human animals are slaughtered for several purposes and aims (food, clothing, entertainment, research). An analogous situation whose objects were humans instead of animals would obviously never be accepted. But why do we tolerate and even justify one practice while deploring the other?
The present book is a collection of 9 essays, emerging from a long and intense research collaboration amongst scholars coming from different backgrounds and traditions. As the book subtitle suggests, these essays focus on the ethical, religious, and political aspects or dimensions of Wittgenstein’s thought