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Thinking with Animals New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism

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ISBN-10: 0231130392

ISBN-13: 9780231130394

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lorraine Daston, Gregg Mitman

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Is anthropomorphism a scientific sin? Scientists and animal researchers routinely warn against "animal stories," and contrast rigorous explanations and observation to facile and even fanciful projections about animals. Yet many of us, scientists and researchers included, continue to see animals as humans and humans as animals. As this innovative new collection demonstrates, humans use animals to transcend the confines of self and species; they also enlist them to symbolize, dramatize, and illuminate aspects of humans' experience and fantasy. Humans merge with animals in stories, films, philosophical speculations, and scientific treatises. In their performance with humans on many stages and…    
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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.17" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Lorraine Daston is director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and honorary professor at the Humboldt-Universit�t, Berlin.Gregg Mitman is William Coleman Professor of the History of Science and professor of medical history and science and technology studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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