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Animal studies : an introduction / Paul Waldau.

Author / Creator Waldau, Paul.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Description xiv, 362 pages ; 26 cm
Language English
Subject Animals (Philosophy)
Animal welfare -- Philosophy.
Animal behavior -- Study and teaching.
Animal rights.
Animal behavior -- Study and teaching.
Animal rights.
Animal welfare -- Philosophy.
Animals (Philosophy)
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 9780199827015 (cloth : alk. paper)
019982701X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780199827039 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0199827036 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Animal studies is a growing interdisciplinary field that incorporates scholarship from public policy, sociology, religion, philosophy, and many other areas. In essence, it seeks to understand how humans study and conceive of other-than-human animals, and how these conceptions have changed over time, across cultures, and across different ways of thinking. This interdisciplinary introduction to the field boldly and creatively foregrounds the realities of nonhuman animals, as well as the imaginative and ethical faculties that humans must engage to consider our intersection with living beings outside of our species. It also compellingly demonstrates that the breadth and depth of thinking and humility needed to grasp the human-nonhuman intersection has the potential to expand the dualism that currently divides the sciences and humanities."

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