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Great Apes and Humans The Ethics of Coexistence

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ISBN-10: 1560989696

ISBN-13: 9781560989691

Edition: 2001

Authors: Benjamin B. Beck, Tara S. Stoinski, Jane Goodall, Raymond Corbey, Michael Hutchins

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With contributions from field biologists, academic scientists, zoo professionals, psychologists, sociologists, ethicists, and legal scholars, this is the first book to present a spectrum of viewpoints on human responsibilities towards great apes.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 8/17/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 388
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Jane Goodall, 1934 - Jane Goodall, a well-respected English zoologist, is famous for her fieldwork with chimpanzees in Africa. An early interest in African wild animals and the opportunity, at age 18, to stay on a friend's farm in Kenya, led her to Dr. Louis Leakey; then curator of the National Museum of Natural History in Nairobi. Almost immediately Leakey hired Goodall as his assistant secretary, and she was soon accompanying Leakey and his wife on their expeditions. Following Leakey's suggestion that a field study of some of the higher primates would be a major contribution to the understanding of animal behavior, she began studying the chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream Research Center in…    

Raymond Corbey is Professor of Philosophy and Anthropology at Tilburg University and Leiden University, The Netherlands. He has a keen interest in animal cognition and human-animal relations in various settings, ranging from hominin evolution and extant foraging peoples to the globalized economy. He is the author of The Metaphysics of Apes, also published by Cambridge University Press (2005).

Hutchinsis director of conservation and science for the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.

Introduction and Acknowledgments
Foreword: Problems Faced by Wild and Captive Chimpanzees: Finding Solutions
Great Apes in the Wild
Africa's Great Apes
The Orangutan and the Conservation Battle in Indonesia
Bushmeat Hunting and the Great Apes
Bushmeat Trade in the Congo Basin
Great Apes in Captivity
Captive Apes and Zoo Education
Sanctuaries for Ape Refugees
The Retirement of Research Apes
History and Evolution
Negotiating the Ape--Human Boundary
Phylogenies, Fossils, and Feelings
Darwinian Reflections on Our Fellow Apes
Ethics, Morality, and Law
Conceptual Capacities of Chimpanzees
Moral Decisions about Wild Chimpanzees
The Grand Apes
Cognitive Relatives and Moral Relations
A Great Shout: Legal Rights for Great Apes
Inclusivist Ethics
The Moral Status of Great Apes
Rights or Welfare: A Response to the Great Ape Project
Perspectives on the Ethical Status of Great Apes