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Can animals be persons?

Author: Mark Rowlands
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 is an individual in which consciousness, rationality, self-awareness and other-awareness converge, and many animals are such individuals.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rowlands, Mark.
Can Animals Be Persons?
Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, ©2019
(OCoLC)1048659714
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Rowlands
ISBN: 0190846046 9780190846046 9780190846053 0190846054 9780190846060 0190846062
OCLC Number: 1097983296
Description: 1 online resource (233 pages)
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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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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