Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman Neil Dalal

ISBN: 9781306661744

Published: May 15th 2014

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225 pages


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Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman  by  Neil Dalal

Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman by Neil Dalal
May 15th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 225 pages | ISBN: 9781306661744 | 5.65 Mb

To date, philosophical discussions of animal ethics and Critical Animal Studies have been dominated by Western perspectives and Western thinkers. This book makes a novel contribution to animal ethics in showing the range and richness of ideas offeredMoreTo date, philosophical discussions of animal ethics and Critical Animal Studies have been dominated by Western perspectives and Western thinkers.

This book makes a novel contribution to animal ethics in showing the range and richness of ideas offered to these fields by diverse Asian traditions.Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics is the first of its kind to include the intersection of Asian and European traditions with respect to human and nonhuman relations.

Presenting a series of studies focusing on specific Asian traditions, as well as studies that put those traditions in dialogue with Western thinkers, this book looks at Asian philosophical doctrines concerning compassion and nonviolence as these apply to nonhuman animals, as well as the moral rights and status of nonhuman animals in Asian traditions.

Using Asian perspectives to explore ontological, ethical and political questions, contributors analyze humanism and post-humanism in Asian and comparative traditions and offer insight into the special ethical relations between humans and other particular species of animals. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Asian religion and philosophy, as well as to those interested in animal ethics and Critical Animal Studies.



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