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Zoos : a philosophical tour

Author: Keekok Lee
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Keekok Lee asks the question, 'what is an animal, and how does our treatment of it within captivity affect its status as a being ?' This ontological treatment marks the first such  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keekok Lee
ISBN: 140398624X 9781403986245
OCLC Number: 60826700
Description: viii, 174 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What does the public find in zoos? --
Animals in the wild --
'Wild animals in captivity' : is this an oxymoron? --
Decontextualised and recontextualised --
Lifestyle dislocation and relocation --
Suspension of natural evolution --
Domestication and immuration --
Biotic artefacts --
Justifications deemed serious --
Justification deemed frivolous --
Philosophy and policy.
Responsibility: Keekok Lee.
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'The book is timely addition to growing body of philosophical literature onanimals and moral dimensions of conservation.' - Markku Oksanen, Department of Philosophy, University of Kuopio, Finland

 
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