In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier / Edition 1

In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier / Edition 1

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by Thomas White
     
 

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ISBN-10: 140515778X

ISBN-13: 9781405157780

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Have humans been sharing the planet with other intelligent life for millions of years without realizing it? This timely and important book considers the answers and implications, and encourages humans to reconsider our treatment of the species with which we share the earth.

In this thought-provoking account, White relies on his more than fifteen year journey to

Overview

Have humans been sharing the planet with other intelligent life for millions of years without realizing it? This timely and important book considers the answers and implications, and encourages humans to reconsider our treatment of the species with which we share the earth.

In this thought-provoking account, White relies on his more than fifteen year journey to understand the nature of dolphins, an odyssey that took him from the classroom to the center of the ocean. With a growing body of research supporting the sophisticated cognitive and emotional capacities of dolphins, important questions concerning their ethical treatment have arisen. Rich with engaging first-hand accounts, In Defense of Dolphins combines accessible science and philosophy, surveying the latest research on dolphin intelligence and social behavior, making a strong case for improving the moral status of dolphins, and advocating an end to their inhumane treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405157780
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Series:
Blackwell Public Philosophy Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Why does a philosopher study dolphins?.

1. Dolphins: The Philosophical Questions.

2. The Anatomy and Physiology of Living in the Water.

3. Do Dolphins Think and Feel?.

4. Can Dolphins Solve Problems and Understand Language?.

5. Dolphin Social Intelligence.

6. What Kind of Beings are Dolphins?.

7. Ethics and Human/Dolphin Contact.

Epilogue.

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In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Fractalgeo More than 1 year ago
I recently wrote a research paper on dolphin slaughtering. This book really help me because it provided in-depth knowledge about how dolphins think and act. It amazed me how caring these creatures are. I would recommend this book to anyone who is doing research on dolphins or is just interested in learning more about the fascinating creatures.