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Peter Adamson and G. Fay Edwards

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199375967

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199375967.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Animals
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Peter Adamson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199375967.003.0001

This introduction to the volume introduces the topic of animals in philosophy, focusing on the interaction between the question of animal minds and the ethical treatment of animals. The contribution of each chapter in the book is briefly discussed, emphasizing the way that these contributions overturn common assumptions about animals in the history of philosophy.

Keywords:   animals, Darwinism, mind, ethics, Aristotle, Kant, Descartes

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