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Spirit unleashed : reimagining human-animal relations

Author: Anne Benvenuti
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, ©2014.
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In Spirit Unleashed, Anne Benvenuti uses analysis of real encounters with wild animals to take us on an intellectual tour of our thinking about animals by way of biological sciences, scientific psychology, philosophy, and theology to show that we have been wrong in our understanding of ourselves amongst other animals. The good news is that we can correct our course and make ourselves happier in the process. Drawing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Benvenuti, Anne.
Spirit unleashed
(OCoLC)881449503
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Benvenuti
ISBN: 9781630872045 1630872040
OCLC Number: 894226883
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 203 pages)
Contents: The Great Western Divide, multiplied --
Other nations: Thinking in terms of multiplicity of being --
What a piece of work is man, the thinking thing --
Lost in thought: Human psychology --
The tune without the words --
Spirit unleashed: Being "Homo Sapiens."
Other Titles: Reimagining human-animal relations
Responsibility: Anne Benvenuti.

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In Spirit Unleashed, Anne Benvenuti uses analysis of real encounters with wild animals to take us on an intellectual tour of our thinking about animals by way of biological sciences, scientific psychology, philosophy, and theology to show that we have been wrong in our understanding of ourselves amongst other animals. The good news is that we can correct our course and make ourselves happier in the process. Drawing us into encounters with a desert rattlesnake, an offended bonobo, an injured fawn, a curious whale, a determined woodpecker, and others, she gives us a glimpse of their souls. Benvenuti strongly makes the case that to change the way we think about animals-and our way of relating to them-holds the possibility of changing all life on Earth for the better. -- Provided by publisher.

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