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Entangled empathy : an alternative ethic for our relationships with animals

Author: Lori Gruen
Publisher: New York : Lantern Books, a division of booklight Inc., ©2015.
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"In Entangled Empathy, scholar and activist Lori Gruen argues that rather than focusing on animal rights, we ought to work to make our relationships with animals right by empathetically responding to their needs, interests, desires, vulnerabilities, hopes, and unique perspectives. Pointing out that we are already entangled in complex and life-altering relationships with other animals, Gruen guides readers through a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gruen, Lori.
Entangled empathy.
New York : Lantern Books, a division of booklight Inc., [2015]
(DLC) 2014049780
(OCoLC)899880596
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Gruen
ISBN: 9781590565575 1590565576
OCLC Number: 953844147
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Seeking an alternative ethic --
What is empathy? --
Entanglements --
Improving empathy.
Responsibility: Lori Gruen.

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"In Entangled Empathy, scholar and activist Lori Gruen argues that rather than focusing on animal rights, we ought to work to make our relationships with animals right by empathetically responding to their needs, interests, desires, vulnerabilities, hopes, and unique perspectives. Pointing out that we are already entangled in complex and life-altering relationships with other animals, Gruen guides readers through a new way of thinking about and practicing animal ethics. Lori Gruen is Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator of Wesleyan Animal Studies at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Ethics and Animals and co-editor, with Carol Adams, of Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Animals and the Earth."--Back cover.

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