A thought-provoking and timely collection that offers a unique entrée into the animal rights debate—one of the most important ethical issues of our day. Linzey and Regan have produced a page-turner that is sure to become popular bedside reading as well as a much-needed text for university and high school literature classes. What could be a more natural context in which to study the relationships between humans and animals than that of good literature?
Other Nations: Animals in Modern Literatureby Tom Regan (Editor), Andrew Linzey (Editor)
The world’s first anthology designed to employ the power of fiction to illuminate our moral relationship with animals, Other Nations boasts a superb collection of writings from writers of great distinction—including Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and Alice Walker. By organizing the literary pieces according to the means by which human beings/i>
The world’s first anthology designed to employ the power of fiction to illuminate our moral relationship with animals, Other Nations boasts a superb collection of writings from writers of great distinction—including Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and Alice Walker. By organizing the literary pieces according to the means by which human beings relate to the animals discussed—as companions, as sources of food, as objects of sport and entertainment, and as subjects in scientific research—preeminent scholars Tom Regan and Andrew Linzey enable readers to relate these texts (and these animals) to their own experiences and to the manifold issues now discussed in public forums. While the editors believe the time is ripe for radical change in the way human beings see and treat animals, this collection nonetheless presents various and contrary viewpoints, leaving readers to come to their own moral conclusions.
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Two of the world's most important scholars of the human-animal relationship have crafted an original and compelling anthology. It will be of great value to students, teachers, and anyone else who wants to think more clearly, feel more deeply and--hopefully--act with more moral integrity.—,
Two pioneers in animal studies—one a major philosopher, the other a groundbreaking Christian theologian—collect in this book a series of literary creations that open door after door to the-more-than-human world. By revealing our astonishingly rich connections with other-than-human animals, this collection demonstrates how the rich universe of literature provides key learning opportunities about animals and our connections to them. It is thus an essential companion to other explorations of animals done through science, religion, law, ethics and studies of other cultures.
Carefully selected pieces of literature from a wide range of authors offer both an introduction to and a grounding for further work in the area of animals and literature. A beautifully constructed, timely collection.
Meet the Author
Tom Regan is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at North Carolina State University. Among his major contributions are The Case for Animal Rights; The Struggle for Animal Rights; Defending Animal Rights; Animal Rights, Human Wrongs: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy; and, his newest book, Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Andrew Linzey is Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and a member of the Faculty of Theology at at Oxford University. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Animal Rights: A Christian Assessment; Christianity and the Rights of Animals; and Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics.
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