Being Animal Beasts and Boundaries in Nature Ethics
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If nature is what lies beyond human society, then animals must be a part of it. For most people, animals are the most significant aspects of the nonhuman world. They symbolize nature in our imaginations, in popular media and culture, and in campaigns to preserve the wilderness. They are also real creatures and individual subjects with whom we have diverse and complex relationshipsScholars, however, tend to treat animals and the environment as distinct, mutually exclusive objects of interest and concern. Conducting the first systematic examination of the place of animals in scholarly and popular thinking about nature, Anna L. Peterson builds a nature ethic that conceives of nonhuman animals…
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/21/2013
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
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