John Dupr explores the ways in which we categorize animals, including humans, and comes to refreshingly radical conclusions. It is a mistake to think that each organism has an essence that determines its necessary place in a unique hierarchy. We should reject the misguided concepts of a universal human nature and normality in human behavior. He shows that we must take a pluralistic view of biology and the human sciences.When we do so it is, of course, likely that the questions will have rather various answers. In the next section I shall look at some questions about animal minds which, I think, can be answered fairly confidently. Some Easy Questions aboutanbsp;...
|Title||:||Humans and Other Animals|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2002|