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Putting the horse before Descartes [electronic resource] : my life's work on behalf of animals / Bernard E. Rollin.

Rollin, Bernard E. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781592138272 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1592138276 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 285 p.) : ill.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, c2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-271) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface; Prologue: The Beginning; 1. Life in New York; 2. Coming to CSU: The Start of My Animal Career; 3. Veterinary Medicine; 4. Ethics, Veterinary Medical Ethics, and Emerging Animal Ethics; 5. The New Social Ethic for Animals: A Philosophical Approach to Animal Ethics; 6. Companion Animals and Animal Advocates; 7. Creating Law for Animal Research; 8. The Deeper Meaning of the Laws; 9. A Philosopher Looks at Scientific Ideology; 10. Ideology and Consciousness; 11. Ethical Issues in Animal Research and the Research-Animal Laws: Successes and Inadequacies; 12. Pain and Ideology
Summary, etc.: When philosopher Bernard Rollin was six years old, he visited an animal shelter and was told about unwanted dogs being put to sleep. The event shaped his moral outlook and initiated his concern for how animals were treated. In his irreverent memoir, Putting the Horse before Descartes, Rollin provides an account of how he came to educate himself and others about the ethical treatment of animals and work toward improvements in animal welfare.Rollin describes, in witty, often disarming detail, how he became an outspoken critic of how animals were being treated in veterinary and medical schools as
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Rollin, Bernard E.
Animal welfare > Moral and ethical aspects.
Ethicists > United States > Biography.
Rollin, Bernard E.
Social Science.
Philosophy.
NATURE > Animal Rights.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > General.
Genre: Electronic books.

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