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Understanding animals : philosophy for dog and cat lovers

Author: Lars Fr H Svendsen; Matt Bagguley
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do animals perceive the world? What does it really feel like to be a cat or a dog? In Understanding Animals, Lars Svendsen investigates how humans can attempt to understand the lives of other animals. The book delves into animal communication, intelligence, self-awareness, loneliness, and grief, but most fundamentally how humans and animals can cohabit and build a form of friendship. Svendsen provides examples  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Fr H Svendsen; Matt Bagguley
ISBN: 1789141591 9781789141597
OCLC Number: 1085591068
Notes: Translation of: Å forstå dyr : filosofi for hunde- og katteelskere. 2018.
Description: 199 pages : 1 illustration ; 23 cm
Contents: Wittgenstein's lion and Kafka's ape --
Language --
Seeing animal consciousness --
A human form --
Mind-reading --
Intelligence --
For now we see through a mirror, darky --
Time --
Can animals be understood? --
Surroundings --
To be an animal --
The dog --
The cat --
The octopus --
Loneliness and grief --
Do animals have morals? --
Humans and other animals --
Friendship.
Other Titles: Å forstå dyr.
Responsibility: Lars Svendsen ; translated from Norwegian by Matt Bagguley.

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"It is funny how often philosophers have been right about other animals, and how often they have been wrong. In this enlightening book, Svendsen takes us through a history of Western philosophical Read more...

 
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