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This intriguing collection of essays challenges the reader to confront the inherent vulnerabilities and limitations of the human condition and the deflections and avoidances of traditional philosophical argumentation. Taking as their point of departure the insurmountable mysteries that characterize our relationship with nonhuman animals, the authors illuminate the importance of acknowledging human finitude and the irreducibility of reality to definitive philosophical description. These essays make an important contribution to contemporary reflections on philosophical skepticism.
— Gary Steiner, John Howard Harris Professor of Philosophy, Bucknell University