horizontal definition

horizontal definition

[‚här·ə′zänt·əl ‚def·ə′nish·ən]
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While questions of human distinction or indistinction from other life forms have been a mainstay of so-called animal studies in a variety of historical eras, it may be fair to say that after at least a decade of recent work in the field, it is no longer clear how useful it is to point out moments of, as Sullivan puts it, "smudging." (4) Thus while many of the chapters of Sleep, Romance, and Human Embodiment end with assertions about the salubrious blurring of distinction between human and non-human, one wonders how useful it is to distinguish between vertical and horizontal definitions of the human.

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