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Animal Minds and Human Morals The Origins of the Western Debate

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ISBN-10: 0801482984

ISBN-13: 9780801482984

Edition: 1995

Authors: Richard Sorabji

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Book details

Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 12/7/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Richard Sorabjiis honorary fellow of Wolfson College at Oxford University and fellow and emeritus professor at King's College London. He is the editor of over one hundred books and author of fifteen books.

The 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
The shifting concept of reason
Speech, skills, inference and other proofs of reason
Plants and animals
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
The one-dimensionality of ethical theories
Principal protagonists
General index
Index locorum