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Can animals be persons?

Author: Mark Rowlands
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can animals be persons? To this question, scientific and philosophical consensus has taken the form of a resounding, 'No!' In this book, Mark Rowlands disagrees. Not only can animals be persons, many of them probably are. Taking, as his starting point, John Locke's classic definition of a person, as "a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself the same thinking thing, in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Rowlands
ISBN: 9780190846039 0190846038
OCLC Number: 1048659714
Description: xi, 213 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Animals as persons: the very idea --
The ghost of Clever Hans --
Consciousness in animals --
Tracking belief --
Rational animals --
Beyond the looking glass --
Pre-intentional awareness of self --
In different times and places --
Self-awareness and persons --
Other-awareness: mindreading and shame --
Animals as persons and why it matters.
Responsibility: Mark Rowlands.

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Can animals be persons? Scientific and philosophical consensus supplies a resounding, 'No!' In this book, Mark Rowlands disagrees. Not only can animals be persons, many of them probably are. A person  Read more...

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Rowlands proposes a novel approach to a timely question about the nature of persons and the metaphysical status of nonhuman animals. For anyone interested in the current international legal debates Read more...

 
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