What Philosophy Can Tell You About Your Dog
Edited by Steven D. Hales
What Philosophy Can Tell You About Your Dog by Steven D. Hales
Book DescriptionDo humans take dogs for walks, or are the dogs taking us for a ride? This book searches for answers with the eyes of an analyst and the mind of a philosopher.This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to sniff out the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans. Twenty philosophers and dog lovers tell us about their experiences with dogs they have known, and give us their (un-dogmatic) insights on dog-related themes of metaphysics and ethics. Questions posed include: Do dogs live in the same world that we do? Are we wrong to think our dogs have personalities and emotions? What are dogs thinking and what's the nature of canine wisdom? And, if dogs are our friends, why do we think we can have them neutered?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812696530
(119mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Steven D. Hales
This is Philosophy, Hardback (January 2013)
This is Philosophy: An Introduction offers an engagingly written introduction to philosophical concepts that include ethics, the existence of God, free will, personal identity, philosophy of mind, and epistemology.
Companion to Relativism, Hardback (January 2011)
Relativism is one of philosophy's oldest -- and most polarizing -- concepts. It has captivated thinkers since the days of Protagoras (who supported the notion) and Plato (who did not). In the past decade, even its staunchest philosophical critics have come to realize that relativism is a legitimate option for explaining a variety of phenomena.
Relativism and the Foundations of Philosophy, Paperback (September 2009)
A defense of the view that philosophical propositions are true in some perspectives and false in others, arguing that the rationalist, intuition-driven method of acquiring basic beliefs favored by analytic philosophy is not epistemically superior to such alternate belief-acquiring methods as religious revelation and the ritual use of hallucinogens.
What Philosophy Can Tell You About Your Cat, Paperback (November 2008)» View all books by Steven D. Hales
Investigates the majesty, the mystique, and the mystery of cats, uncovering surprising insights into the feline mind and the feline world, illustrated by anecdotes of cats they have known. This book poses questions such as: What ethical obligations do we have to cats? And, are cats more rational than humans?
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Author Biography - Steven D. Hales
Steven D. Hales is professor of philosophy at Bloomsburg University. He is the editor of Beer and Philosophy and the author of Relativism and the Foundations of Philosophy.
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