What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Dog [NOOK Book]

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Do dogs live in the same world as humans? Is it wrong to think dogs have personalities and emotions? What are dogs thinking and what’s the nature of canine wisdom? This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to explore the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans. Twenty philosophers and dog-lovers reveal their experiences with dogs and give their insights on dog-related themes of metaphysics and ethics.
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Overview


Do dogs live in the same world as humans? Is it wrong to think dogs have personalities and emotions? What are dogs thinking and what’s the nature of canine wisdom? This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to explore the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans. Twenty philosophers and dog-lovers reveal their experiences with dogs and give their insights on dog-related themes of metaphysics and ethics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812697858
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,337,539
  • File size: 843 KB

Table of Contents

Kibitz and Bits Steven D. Hales vii

I The Dao of the Dog 1

1 Why Does My Dog Embarrass Me So Much? Andrew Terjesen 3

2 What Your Dog Can Teach You about Philosophy of Mind Edward Minar 15

3 Bitches Gone Wild: On Canine Liberty Weaver Santaniello 31

4 Mess With My Dog and You Mess With My Mind Paul Loader 45

II Getting Inside Your Dog's Mind 61

5 Two Canine Dogmas: Language and Love Glenn Statile 63

6 What Thoughts Can Your Dog Think? Laura Duhau 75

7 Does Your Dog Know What You're Thinking? Mikolaj Hernik Marcin Gokieli 85

8 The Dog Who Mistook His Leg for a Meal Sarah Jones 99

III Loving Our Best Friend 113

9 Our Embodied Friendships with Dogs Glen A. Mazis 115

10 Why Is It Easier to Love Rex and Fiffi than Our Teenage Children? Christian Maurer Kamila Pacovska 135

11 What I Learned from My Dogs about Being an Animal Heather Douglas 145

12 Would You Clone Your Friend? Mickey Gjerris 155

IV My Dog Ate My Dogma 165

13 Logic for Dogs Andrew Aberdein 167

14 How to Prove that a Chihuahua Is a Saint Bernard Jiri Benovsky 183

15 Do I Walk with My Dog? Bernhard Weiss 199

16 The Varieties of Canine Experience Randall E. Auxier 215

V Canine Ethics 235

17 Humanity Is a Prejudice Karen C. Adkins 237

18 Dog Dignity Anders Schinkel 249

19 "Who's My Special Beagle?" Wendy Lynne Lee 259

20 What Aristotle Can Teach You about Your Dog Gary Gabor 273

21 Utilitarianism for the Dog Who Has Everything John Hadley Siobhan O'Sullivan 285

Sniff Our Butts 295

Caninedex 301

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