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The EPIS Institute announces a new seminar and companion one-year program in the Phenomenology & Psychoanalysis of Animal Freedom & Human Responsibility.

It has never been more important to understand that human freedom MUST include the responsibility to protect non-humans.  Currently, we trap, torture, rape, harm, destroy, and kill animals for our pleasure and perceived needs.  But this is simply not true. It is a false belief.

This seminar will delve deeply into the phenomenology and psychoanalysis of human treatment of humans, which is often violent.  We usually regard them as having less ontological value than the value of humans – which is built into the law – and which gives us warrant to destroy them in many different ways.

Let’s approach this seminar and program philosophically – psychologically – phenomenologically – and psychoanalytically. Let us use the most rigorous thinking possible and discuss these matters between ourselves.  Then let’s share our thinking.

Kevin Boileau – Philosopher and Human Animal


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