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Animal minds and human morals : the origins of the Western debate, Richard Sorabji

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Animal minds and human morals : the origins of the Western debate
Title
Animal minds and human morals
Title remainder
the origins of the Western debate
Statement of responsibility
Richard Sorabji
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"They don't have syntax, so we can eat them." According to Richard Sorabji, this conclusion attributed to the Stoic philosophers was based on Aristotle's argument that animals lack reason. In his fascinating, deeply learned book, Sorabji traces the roots of our thinking about animals back to Aristotelian and Stoic beliefs. Charting a recurrent theme in ancient philosophy of mind, he shows that today's controversies about animal rights represent only the most recent chapter in millennia-old debates. Sorabji surveys a vast range of Greek philosophical texts and considers how classical discussions of animals' capacities intersect with central questions, not only in ethics but in the definition of human rationality as well: the nature of concepts; how perceptions differ from beliefs; how memory, intention, and emotion relate to reason; and to what extent speech, skills, and inference can serve as proofs of reason. Focusing on the significance of ritual sacrifice and the eating of meat, he explores religious contexts of the treatment of animals in ancient Greece and in medieval Western Christendom. He also looks closely at the contemporary defenses of animal rights offered by Peter Singer, Tom Regan, and Mary Midgley. Animal Minds and Human Morals sheds new light on traditional arguments surrounding the status of animals while pointing beyond them to current moral dilemmas. It will be crucial reading for scholars and students in the fields of ancient philosophy, ethics, history of philosophy, classics, and medieval studies, and for everyone seriously concerned about our relationship with other species
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sorabji, Richard
Dewey number
179/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
B187.M55
LC item number
S67 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Cornell studies in classical philology
  • The Townsend lectures
Series volume
v. 54.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Animal intelligence
  • Animal welfare
  • Dieren
  • Ethiek
  • Rechten van het dier
  • Verstand
  • Dieren
  • Verstand
  • Ethiek
  • Rechten van het dier
  • Ethik
  • Intelligenz
  • Mensch
  • Philosophie
  • Recht
  • Tiere
  • Griechenland
  • Animals
Label
Animal minds and human morals : the origins of the Western debate, Richard Sorabji
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-232) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mind -- Crisis: the denial of reason to animals -- Perceptual content expanded -- Concepts and perceptual appearance without reason or belief -- Memory, preparation and emotion without rational belief -- Forms, universals and abstraction in animals -- Shifting concept of reason -- Speech, skills, inference and other proofs of reason -- Plants and animals -- Morals -- Responsibility, justice and reason -- Oikeiosis and bonding between rational beings -- Did the Greeks have the idea of human or animal rights? -- Anarchy and contracts between rational beings -- Religious sacrifice and meat-eating -- Augustine on irrational animals and the Christian tradition -- One-dimensionality of ethical theories
Control code
ocm28419360
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780801429484
Lccn
93025811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28419360
  • (OCoLC)28419360
Label
Animal minds and human morals : the origins of the Western debate, Richard Sorabji
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-232) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mind -- Crisis: the denial of reason to animals -- Perceptual content expanded -- Concepts and perceptual appearance without reason or belief -- Memory, preparation and emotion without rational belief -- Forms, universals and abstraction in animals -- Shifting concept of reason -- Speech, skills, inference and other proofs of reason -- Plants and animals -- Morals -- Responsibility, justice and reason -- Oikeiosis and bonding between rational beings -- Did the Greeks have the idea of human or animal rights? -- Anarchy and contracts between rational beings -- Religious sacrifice and meat-eating -- Augustine on irrational animals and the Christian tradition -- One-dimensionality of ethical theories
Control code
ocm28419360
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780801429484
Lccn
93025811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28419360
  • (OCoLC)28419360

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