Animal Lessons: How They Teach Us to Be Human

Animal Lessons: How They Teach Us to Be Human

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Philosophy reads humanity against animality, arguing that "man" is man because he is separate from beast. Deftly challenging this position, Kelly Oliver proves that, in fact, it is the animal that teaches us to be human. Through their sex, their habits, and our perception of their purpose, animals show us how not to be them.

This kinship plays out in a number of ways. We sacrifice animals to establish human kinship, but without the animal, the bonds of "brotherhood"… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (October 01, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 376 pages

File size: 16.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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