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Animals and why they matter

Author: Mary Midgley
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the barriers that our philosophical traditions have erected between human beings and animals and reveals that the too-often ridiculed subject of animal rights is an issue crucially related  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Midgley
ISBN: 0820320412 9780820320410 0820307041 9780820307046 0820307564 9780820307565
OCLC Number: 48031917
Description: 158 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Getting animals in focus --
Competition is real but limited --
Emotion, emotiveness and sentimentality --
The rationalist tradition (1): absolute dismissal --
The rationalist tradition (2): interests, rights, and language --
Equality and outer darkness --
Women, animals and other awkward cases --
Sentience and social claims --
The significance of species --
The mixed community --
What is anthropomorphism? --
The subjectivity and consciousness of animals --
What can matter to us?
Responsibility: Mary Midgley.

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