I am David Olivier Whittier and this is my website.

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It presents a large part of the texts and lectures I have produced, in French, since the late 1980s. I am currently populating this English section with translations and adaptations, from the contents of the French section.

Almost all my writings and other productions are linked in one way or another with the animal question. Despite overlaps, I have divided them into four sections:

  • Animalism, in the narrower classical sense. Liberation of non-human animals from the oppression they suffer at the hands of humans (animal liberation), anti-speciesism, the refusal to consume them....
  • Anti-naturalism: against the idea of a natural order to which we should conform; against the idea of an inner essence, species, race, sex, nation... to which beings should conform.
  • The struggle for a new progressivism: the messianic and revolutionary hopes inherited from Christianity and Marxism have become obstacles to an ambitious progressivism.
  • Ethics, sentience and physics: the animal question also has something to say about ethics in general, and even about physics.
  • And a fifth section: miscellania.