The Psychology of Speciesism

This long collective article reviews recent social psychological research on the psychology of speciesism and its links to other ideologies of contempt: demonstration of the existence of speciesism as a psychological construct; correlation between speciesism and the marginalization of exogroups; implication in terms of strategy for antispeciesist activists. This article Read more…

What is Speciesism?

This article develops a deep explanation of the implications of speciesism, mentioning the concept of nature as one of its “ideological” pillars and showing the weak support of each of its arguments. An inaugural text of the French-speaking antispeciesist movement.

On superiority

This article by David Olivier details that notions of superior and inferior beings (but also that of ontological equality) made sense in Aristotle’s metaphysics, where they were linked to the notion of essence (and that of the hierarchy of beings which came from it). They have no meaning today; our vision of the world no longer integrates essences, nor an upper and a lower.

Taste and murder

We are not simply or passively immersed in natural or social culinary traditions or taste preferences: we do not cling to our practices solely by “force of habit” or inertia – rather, these practices have meaning for us, a specific significance to which we are actively committed.