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Zwierzęce imiona – upodmiotowienie czy zawłaszczenie
The names of animals – subjectivisation or expropriation

Author(s): Hanna Mamzer
Subject(s): Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: animals’ names; anthropocentrism; subjectivity; object; possession

Summary/Abstract: The text analyses the process of naming Animals by humans. This process is treated here as a complex phenomenon that has its psychological, sociological, social, philosophical and linguistic aspects. In the text, the Author focuses on two sides of the coin: naming animals can be treated as an act of subjectivisation, but on the other hand, by giving names to animals, humans try to reproduce an anthropocentric hierarchy of species. In this context it is worth analyzing not only giving names, but also abandoning or changing them.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 163-178
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish
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