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A philosophy of the insect

Author: Jean-Marc Drouin; Anne Trager
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The philosopher and historian of science Jean-Marc Drouin contends that insects pose a fundamental challenge to philosophy. Exploring the questions of what insects are and what scientific, aesthetic,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Marc Drouin; Anne Trager
ISBN: 9780231175784 0231175787 9780231175791 0231175795
OCLC Number: 1085577252
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "Philosophie de l'insecte by Jean-Marc Drouin, ©2014 Editions du Seuil"--Title page verso.
Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Tiny giants --
An inordinate fondness for beetles --
An entomologist's point of view --
Insect politics --
Individual instinct and collective intelligence --
Battles and alliances --
Model insects --
Worlds and environments.
Other Titles: Philosophie de l'insecte.
Responsibility: Jean-Marc Drouin ; translated by Anne Trager.

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A Philosophy of the Insect is, among other things, an excellent, indispensable, and urgently needed tool for assessing the ethics of an insect-based diet. It is an insightful synthesis of Read more...

 
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