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The philosopher's dog

Author: Raimond Gaita
Publisher: Melbourne : Text Pub., 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Raymond Gaita interweaves stories about animals with reflections on how animals think, trust, hope and mourn. He argues that it is love which gives us the best model for the respect we show to animals and the natural world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raimond Gaita
ISBN: 1877008273 9781877008276
OCLC Number: 50400344
Awards: Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction 2003
Short-listed for Age Book of the Year: Non-fiction 2003
Description: 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Friends and companions --
For a dog? --
The philosopher's dog --
Sitting on her mat gazing out to sea --
Gypsy is old now --
The honour of corpses --
The realm of meaning --
Stories, philosophy and science --
"Poor living thing" --
Sacred places --
Arrogance? --
Creatureliness --
Human beings and animals.
Responsibility: Raimond Gaita.

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Raymond Gaita interweaves stories about animals with reflections on how animals think, trust, hope and mourn. He argues that it is love which gives us the best model for the respect we show to animals and the natural world.

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