Los amamos, los odiamos y . . . los comemos: Esa relacion tan especial con los animales

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Does living with a pet really make a person happier and healthier? Which of the two has a better quality of life: the chicken that ends up as dinner or the rooster that dies in a cockfight? Why is it wrong to eat the family dog? Why do so many people find snakes repugnant? Drawing on more than two decades of research in the new field of anthrozoology?the science that studies human-animal relations?this study offers surprising answers to these and other moral enigmas humans face on a daily basis with animals. Hal ...

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Overview

Does living with a pet really make a person happier and healthier? Which of the two has a better quality of life: the chicken that ends up as dinner or the rooster that dies in a cockfight? Why is it wrong to eat the family dog? Why do so many people find snakes repugnant? Drawing on more than two decades of research in the new field of anthrozoology—the science that studies human-animal relations—this study offers surprising answers to these and other moral enigmas humans face on a daily basis with animals. Hal Herzog combines anthropology, behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy to weave an engrossing narrative laced with real-life anecdotes and scientific research. This book will forever change the way readers look at their relationship with animals and, ultimately, how they see themselves.

¿Es cierto que convivir con un animal puede aportarle a una persona salud y felicidad? ¿Cuál de los dos disfruta de una vida mejor: el pollo que se termina comiendo o el gallo que muere peleando en el reñidero? ¿Por qué está mal comerse el perro de la familia? ¿Por qué tanta gente considera que las serpientes son repugnantes? Basándose en las investigaciones de más de dos décadas en el nuevo campo de la antrozoología—la ciencia que estudia las relaciones entre las personas y los animales—este estudio ofrece respuestas sorprendentes a éstas y otras preguntas sobre los enigmas morales a los que se enfrentan cotidianamente los humanos en relación con los animales. Hal Herzog combina la antropología, la economía de comportamiento, la psicología evolutiva y la filosofía, y con todas estas disciplinas teje una narrativa absorbente amenizada con anécdotas de la vida real e investigaciones científicas. Este libro cambiará definitivamente la manera del lector de ver a su relación con los animales y, en última instancia, la imagen de sí mismo.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788499881812
  • Publisher: Editorial Kairos
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Hal Herzog is a professor of psychology at Western Carolina University and is regarded as one of the leading experts on human-animal relations. He has had research and articles published in the Chicago Tribune, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Newsweek, Science, the Scientific American, and the Washington Post. He lives in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.

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