Interspecies Ethics

Explores animals' vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species and posits that the social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian justice and cosmopolitan peace, challenging the human. exceptionalism that drives modern moral theory.

Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film

With a strong emphasis on Simone Weil’s conception of vulnerability as a “mark of existence," this book reimagines a poetics that begins with the vulnerability of bodies, rather than the omnipotence of thought. Turning to literature, film and other cultural texts, Pick proposes a "creaturely" approach based on the shared embodiedness of humans and animals, rather than the more familiar human inventory of consciousness, language, morality, and dignity.