[share_ebook] Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature


Author: Catherine Osborne

Date: 2011-08-25

Pages: 274

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Category: Study


Posted on 2011-09-25, by sharebookfree.

Description

Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature


Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature
Catherine Osborne | Oxford University Press, USA | 2011-08-25 | 274 pages | English | PDF

Animal rights do not feature explicitly in ancient thought. Indeed the notion of natural rights in general is not obviously present in the classical world. Plato and Aristotle are typically read as racist and elitist thinkers who barely recognize the humanity of their fellow humans. Surely they would be the last to show up as models of the humane view of other kinds?

In this unusual philosophy book, Catherine Osborne asks the reader to think again. She shows that Plato's views on reincarnation and Aristotle's views on the souls of plants and animals reveal a continuous thread of life in which humans are not morally superior to beasts; Greek tragedy turns up thoughts that mirror the claims of rights activists when they speak for the voiceless; the Desert Fathers teach us to admire the natural perceptiveness of animals rather than the corrupt ways of urban man; the long tradition of arguments for vegetarianism in antiquity highlights how mankind's abuse of other animals is the more offensive the more it is for indulgent ends.

What, then, is the humane attitude, and why is it better? How does the humane differ from the sentimental? Is there a truth about how we should treat animals? By reflecting on the work of the ancient poets and philosophers, Osborne argues, we can see when and how we lost touch with the natural intelligence of dumb animals.


Download

http://www.filesonic.com/file/1380481804/sharebookfree.com_6703974.rar


**** No Mirrors below, please! Follow Rules! ****

Sponsored High Speed Downloads
6927 dl's @ 2505 KB/s
Download Now [Full Version]
7855 dl's @ 2683 KB/s
Download Link 1 - Fast Download
8876 dl's @ 2379 KB/s
Download Mirror - Direct Download



Search More...
[share_ebook] Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Search free ebooks in ebookee.com!


Links
Download this book

No active download links here?
Please check the description for download links if any or do a search to find alternative books.


Related Books

  1. Ebooks list page : 13907
  2. 2009-05-07Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers
  3. 2012-06-10The Dead Sea Scrolls in Context: Integrating the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Study of Ancient Texts, Languages, and Cultures Armin Lange, Emanuel Tov, Matthias Weigold
  4. 2010-04-13The Image in French Philosophy (Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 5) (Conciousness Literture and the Arts) - Removed
  5. 2009-07-06The Image in French Philosophy (Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 5) - Removed
  6. 2020-08-14Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) [2160p] [HDR] (bluRay) [WMAN-LorD
  7. 2020-06-26Monsters Evil Beings, Mythical Beasts, and All Manner of Imaginary Terrors
  8. 2020-03-04Crimes Against Humanity in the 21st Century: Law, Practice and Threats to International Peace and Security
  9. 2020-03-02Crimes Against Humanity in the 21st Century: Law, Practice and Threats to International Peace and Security
  10. 2020-02-16The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return
  11. 2019-12-13Caring for Glaciers Land, Animals, and Humanity in the Himalayas
  12. 2019-03-27Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016 720p BluRay x264-EVO
  13. 2019-02-03Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016 1080p BluRay DD5 1 Hi10P x264-ONE
  14. 2018-12-28The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythological Beasts, and Fantasy Creatures Discover Simple Step-by-Step Techniques for Drawing Fantastic Creatures of Folklore a
  15. 2018-11-21The Wisdom of Finance Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return
  16. 2018-10-31The Dead Rabbit Mixology & Mayhem The Story of John Morrissey and the World's Best Cocktail Menu
  17. 2018-10-10Birds, Beasts and Bandits: 14 Days with Veerappan
  18. 2018-09-20Animal Musicalities Birds, Beasts, and Evolutionary Listening
  19. 2018-08-16Animal Musicalities Birds, Beasts, and Evolutionary Listening
  20. 2018-07-13Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling (ePub, Mobi)

Comments

No comments for "[share_ebook] Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature".


    Add Your Comments
    1. Download links and password may be in the description section, read description carefully!
    2. Do a search to find mirrors if no download links or dead links.
    Back to Top