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Thinking with animals : new perspectives on anthropomorphism

Author: Lorraine Daston; Gregg Mitman
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2005.
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Is anthropomorphism a scientific sin? Scientists and animal researchers routinely warn against ""animal stories, "" and contrast rigorous explanations and observation to facile and even fanciful projections about animals. Yet many of us, scientists and researchers included, continue to see animals as humans and humans as animals. As this innovative new collection demonstrates, humans use animals to transcend the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thinking with animals.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004055102
(OCoLC)56033005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Daston; Gregg Mitman
ISBN: 0231503776 9780231503778 9780231130387 0231130384 9780231130394 0231130392
OCLC Number: 62124222
Notes: This book derived from a workshop held at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin in May 2001.
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Zoomorphism in ancient India : humans more bestial than beasts / Wendy Doniger --
Intelligences : angelic, animal, human / Lorraine Daston --
The experimental animal in Victorian Britain --
Comparative psychology meets evolutionary biology : Morgan's canon and cladistic parsimony / Elliott Sober --
Anthropormorphism and cross-species modeling / Sandra D. Mitchell --
People in disguise: anthrophormorphism and the human-pet relationship --
Digital beast as visual Esperanto: Getty images and the colonization of sight / Cheryce Kramer --
Pachyderm personalities: the media of science, politics, and conversation / Gregg Mitman --
Relflections on anthropormorphism in The disencanted forest / Sarita Siegel.
Responsibility: edited by Lorraine Daston and Gregg Mitman.

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Is anthropomorphism a scientific sin? This book investigates the changing patterns of anthropomorphism across different time periods and settings, as well as their transformative effects, both  Read more...

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