Language, Ethics and Animal Life: Wittgenstein and Beyond (BOK)

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New research into human and animal consciousness, a heightened awareness of the methods and consequences of intensive farming, and modern concerns about animal welfare and ecology are among the factors that have made our relationship to animals an area of burning interest in contemporary philosophy. Utilizing methods inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein, the contributors to this volume explore this area in a variety of ways. Topics discussed include: scientific vs. non-scientific ways of describing human and animal behaviour; the ethics of eating particular animal species; human nature, emotions, and instinctive reactions; responses of wonder towards the natural world; the moral relevance of literature; the concept of dignity; and the question whether non-human animals can use language. This book will be of great value to anyone interested in philosophical and interdisciplinary issues concerning language, ethics and humanity's relation to animals and the natural world.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forlag
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 9781441140555 Antall sider 240
Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,8cm x 2,3cm Vekt 499 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Mikel Burley, Niklas Forsberg, Nora Hamalainen
Emner og form Ethics & moral philosophy