February 17, 2017
On This Date in History: Philosopher Caitlin Tess Varner was Born
Join me in saying Happy Birthday to philosopher and pundit Tess Varner. Dr. Varner’s seminal work in feminist animal philosophy has drawn glances of wonderment over the last several years in the American South, particularly in Birmingham, Alabama and in Georgia. Her seminal work Common Animals: Looking Beyond Linguistics with Nonhuman Stakeholders, A Pragmatist-(Eco) Feminist Framework for Democratic Deliberation. This work studies the outdoor pets of John Dewey’s household and how they voiced their nonhuman concerns. Currently Varner serves on the faculty at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.