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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 I. White
 

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ISBN-10: 1405157798

ISBN-13: 9781405157797

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Have humans been sharing the planet with other intelligent life for millions of years without realizing it? In Defense of Dolphins combines accessible science and philosophy, surveying the latest research on dolphin intelligence and social behavior, to advocate for their ethical treatment.

  • Encourages a reassessment of the human-dolphin

Overview

Have humans been sharing the planet with other intelligent life for millions of years without realizing it? In Defense of Dolphins combines accessible science and philosophy, surveying the latest research on dolphin intelligence and social behavior, to advocate for their ethical treatment.

  • Encourages a reassessment of the human-dolphin relationship, arguing for an end to the inhuman treatment of dolphins
  • Written by an expert philosopher with almost twenty-years of experience studying dolphins
  • Combines up-to-date research supporting the sophisticated cognitive and emotional capacities of dolphins with entertaining first-hand accounts
  • Looks at the serious questions of intelligent life, ethical treatment, and moral obligation
  • Engaging and thought-provoking

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405157797
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Series:
Blackwell Public Philosophy Series , #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
387,086
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(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.