Animals and the Moral Community
Mental Life, Moral Status, and KinshipeBook - 2008
"Gary Steiner argues that ethologists and philosophers in the analytic and continental traditions have largely failed to advance an adequate explanation of animal behavior. Critically engaging the positions of Marc Hauser, Daniel Dennett, Donald Davidson, John Searle, Martin Heidegger, and Hans-Georg Gadamer, among others, Steiner shows how the Western philosophical tradition has forced animals into human experiential categories in order to make sense of their cognitive abilities and moral status and how desperately we need a new approach to animal rights."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, Ă2008
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages)