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Brute souls, happy beasts, and evolution : the historical status of animals, Rod Preece

Label
Brute souls, happy beasts, and evolution : the historical status of animals
Title
Brute souls, happy beasts, and evolution
Title remainder
the historical status of animals
Statement of responsibility
Rod Preece
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this inquiry into the status of animals in human society from the fifth century BC to the present, Rod Preece provides a wholly new perspective on the human-animal relationship. He skillfully demonstrates that, counter to prevailing intellectual opinion, ethical attitudes toward animals are neither restricted to the twentieth century nor the result of Darwin's theory of evolution. They have been part of Western thought and culture for centuries." "Preece builds a cogent and persuasive argument, challenging current assumptions about the historical status of animals in Western civilization. He dispels the notion that animals were denied ethical consideration by Christian doctrine, refutes the claim that the Cartesian conception of animals as automata was widely embraced, and proves that "theriophily"--The notion of animal superiority over humans - was given greater credence than is commonly recognized. The exhaustive research and breadth of knowledge that Preece reveals in this book are matched by his belief in our ethical responsibilities to animals."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Preece, Rod
Dewey number
179/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
QL85
LC item number
.P74 2005
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL85
NAL item number
.P74 2005
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 A-283
  • QL 85
NLM item number
P923b 2005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal welfare
  • Animals and civilization
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Animal Rights
  • Animals
  • Western World
  • Animaux
  • Animaux
  • Animaux
  • Animaux et civilisation
  • Relations homme-animal
  • Dieren
  • Sociale status
  • Mens-dier-relatie
  • Mensch
  • Tiere
Label
Brute souls, happy beasts, and evolution : the historical status of animals, Rod Preece
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: pages 453-469 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60739351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 480 pages
Isbn
9780774811569
Lccn
2006530197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)60739351
Label
Brute souls, happy beasts, and evolution : the historical status of animals, Rod Preece
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: pages 453-469 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60739351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 480 pages
Isbn
9780774811569
Lccn
2006530197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)60739351

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