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Animals and misanthropy

Author: David E Cooper
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Cooper
ISBN: 9781138295933 1138295930 9781138295940 1138295949
OCLC Number: 1007086889
Description: vi, 146 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements1 Misanthropy PrologueFeelings and judgementsHuman beings, humankind, human nature 2 Introducing AnimalsA false startTwo kinds of reflectionA lesson from David HumeHuman animals?Which animals?3 Human and Animal LivesDifferencesAffinitiesScepticism, theory and life4 Human FailingsRemindersA charge listUbiquity and entrenchment5 Animal Vices and VirtuesAnimal vices?Human virtuesAnimal virtuesCoda: beauty and virtue6 Treatment of Animals`Brutality to "brutes"'Another charge listAnimal suffering and human failingsConclusion 7 `A Fundamental Debacle'Agriculture, hubris, technologyA `true moral test'`An eternal Treblinka'? 8 Responding to MisanthropyOptimismRadicalismQuietism 9 Being with AnimalsRationalityAttunementVirtues, emulation and mysteryIndex
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