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Putting the horse before Descartes : my life's work on behalf of animals

Author: Bernard E Rollin
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2011.
Series: Animals and ethics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When philosopher Bernard Rollin was six years old, he visited an animal shelter and was told about unwanted dogs being put to sleep. The event shaped his moral outlook and initiated his concern for how animals were treated. In his irreverent memoir, Putting the Horse before Descartes, Rollin provides an account of how he came to educate himself and others about the ethical treatment of animals and work toward  Read more...
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Biography
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Rollin, Bernard E.
Putting the horse before Descartes.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010030142
(OCoLC)617508563
Named Person: Bernard E Rollin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard E Rollin
ISBN: 9781592138272 1592138276 129985060X 9781299850606
OCLC Number: 703883758
Description: 1 online resource (x, 285 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface; Prologue: The Beginning; 1. Life in New York; 2. Coming to CSU: The Start of My Animal Career; 3. Veterinary Medicine; 4. Ethics, Veterinary Medical Ethics, and Emerging Animal Ethics; 5. The New Social Ethic for Animals: A Philosophical Approach to Animal Ethics; 6. Companion Animals and Animal Advocates; 7. Creating Law for Animal Research; 8. The Deeper Meaning of the Laws; 9. A Philosopher Looks at Scientific Ideology; 10. Ideology and Consciousness; 11. Ethical Issues in Animal Research and the Research-Animal Laws: Successes and Inadequacies; 12. Pain and Ideology.
Series Title: Animals and ethics.
Responsibility: Bernard E. Rollin.

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