55 minutes | May 13, 2021

16 Janet Gyatso, Posthumanism and Animal Ethics in Buddhist Studies

Description In this episode, Dr. Janet Gyatso discusses how she teaches her students about posthumanism and animal ethics in her courses on Buddhist Studies. She is the Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs at Harvard Divinity School.  Quotes “Part of what I'm trying to do is set aside all the mythology and ideology that we have and try to see animals for what they are.” Janet Gyatso  “Posthumanism is an attempt to ratchet down the centrality of humans, in our thought, in our discourse, in our vision of what's important, and to decenter the human.” Janet Gyatso “We don't only use our rational minds, we never only use our rational minds, we always are embodied, it's only the question of what we can foreground and be aware of.” Janet Gyatso Links and References Autobiography of Jigme Lingpa https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691009483/apparitions-of-the-self Donna Haraway Rosi Braidotti https://rosibraidotti.com/publications/the-posthuman-2/ Dipesh Chakrabarty Amitav Ghosh, The Great Derangement https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/G/bo22265507.html Eduardo Kohn, How Forests Think https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520276116/how-forests-think Jane Bennett, Vibrant Matter https://www.dukeupress.edu/vibrant-matter Franz De Waal Carl Safina, Beyond Words https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780805098884 Barry Lopez, Of Wolves and Men https://bookshop.org/books/of-wolves-and-men/9780684163222 Robert Macfarlane My Octopus Teacher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s0LTDhqe5A&ab_channel=Netflix Peter Singer, Animal Liberation https://www.amazon.ca/Animal-Liberation-Definitive-Classic-Movement/dp/0061711306 Christine Korsgaard, Fellow Creatures https://global.oup.com/academic/product/fellow-creatures-9780198753858?cc=ca&lang=en& Alice Crary, Inside Ethics https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674967816 Thomas Nagel, What is it like to be a bat? https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/study/ugmodules/humananimalstudies/lectures/32/nagel_bat.pdf Cows coming out after winter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA8dAnlD51o&ab_channel=CowSignals James Rebanks, The Herdy Shepherd Janet Gyatso on Harvard Divinity School website https://hds.harvard.edu/people/janet-gyatso  
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