Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism

3,95 valoración promedio
( 21 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780231130394: Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism

Is anthropomorphism a scientific sin? Scientists and animal researchers routinely warn against "animal stories," and contrast rigorous explanations and observation to facile and even fanciful projections about animals. Yet many of us, scientists and researchers included, continue to see animals as humans and humans as animals. As this innovative new collection demonstrates, humans use animals to transcend the confines of self and species; they also enlist them to symbolize, dramatize, and illuminate aspects of humans' experience and fantasy. Humans merge with animals in stories, films, philosophical speculations, and scientific treatises. In their performance with humans on many stages and in different ways, animals move us to think.

From Victorian vivisectionists to elephant conservation, from ancient Indian mythology to pet ownership in the contemporary United States, our understanding of both animals and what it means to be human has been shaped by anthropomorphic thinking. The contributors to Thinking with Animals explore the how and why of anthropomorphism, drawing attention to its rich and varied uses. Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, ethology, history, and philosophy, as well as filmmakers and photographers, take a closer look at how deeply and broadly ways of imagining animals have transformed humans and animals alike.

Essays in the book investigate the changing patterns of anthropomorphism across different time periods and settings, as well as their transformative effects, both figuratively and literally, upon animals, humans, and their interactions. Examining how anthropomorphic thinking "works" in a range of different contexts, contributors reveal the ways in which anthropomorphism turns out to be remarkably useful: it can promote good health and spirits, enlist support in political causes, sell products across boundaries of culture of and nationality, crystallize and strengthen social values, and hold up a philosophical mirror to the human predicament.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Book Description:

In Thinking with Animals, prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, ethology, history, and philosophy, as well as filmmakers and photographers, take a closer look at how anthropomorphism has transformed humans and animals alike. Essays investigate the changing patterns of anthropomorphism across different time periods and their transformative effects. Examining how anthropomorphic thinking "works" in a range of different contexts, contributors reveal the ways in which anthropomorphism is remarkably useful in promoting good health and spirits, enlisting support in political causes, selling products across boundaries of culture or nationality, crystallizing social values, and in holding up a philosophical mirror to the human predicament.

About the Author:

Lorraine Daston is director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and honorary professor at the Humboldt-Universität, Berlin.

Gregg Mitman is William Coleman Professor of the History of Science and professor of medical history and science and technology studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Editorial: Columbia University Press, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0231130392 ISBN 13: 9780231130394
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Columbia University Press, United States, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Is anthropomorphism a scientific sin? Scientists and animal researchers routinely warn against animal stories, and contrast rigorous explanations and observation to facile and even fanciful projections about animals. Yet many of us, scientists and researchers included, continue to see animals as humans and humans as animals. As this innovative new collection demonstrates, humans use animals to transcend the confines of self and species; they also enlist them to symbolize, dramatize, and illuminate aspects of humans experience and fantasy. Humans merge with animals in stories, films, philosophical speculations, and scientific treatises. In their performance with humans on many stages and in different ways, animals move us to think. From Victorian vivisectionists to elephant conservation, from ancient Indian mythology to pet ownership in the contemporary United States, our understanding of both animals and what it means to be human has been shaped by anthropomorphic thinking. The contributors to Thinking with Animals explore the how and why of anthropomorphism, drawing attention to its rich and varied uses. Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, ethology, history, and philosophy, as well as filmmakers and photographers, take a closer look at how deeply and broadly ways of imagining animals have transformed humans and animals alike. Essays in the book investigate the changing patterns of anthropomorphism across different time periods and settings, as well as their transformative effects, both figuratively and literally, upon animals, humans, and their interactions. Examining how anthropomorphic thinking works in a range of different contexts, contributors reveal the ways in which anthropomorphism turns out to be remarkably useful: it can promote good health and spirits, enlist support in political causes, sell products across boundaries of culture of and nationality, crystallize and strengthen social values, and hold up a philosophical mirror to the human predicament. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780231130394

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 23,16
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Daston, Lorraine, Mitman, Gregg
Editorial: Columbia University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0231130392 ISBN 13: 9780231130394
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Columbia University Press, 2006. Estado de conservación: New. Explores the how and why of anthropomorphism. This book investigates the changing patterns of anthropomorphism across different time periods and settings, as well as their effects upon animals, humans, and their interactions. Editor(s): Daston, Lorraine; Mitman, Gregg. Num Pages: 240 pages, 41 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: PSX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 226 x 160 x 13. Weight in Grams: 454. . 2006. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780231130394

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,20
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Lorraine Daston, Gregg Mitman
Editorial: Columbia University Press 2006-10-13, New York |Chichester (2006)
ISBN 10: 0231130392 ISBN 13: 9780231130394
Nuevos paperback Cantidad: 5
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Columbia University Press 2006-10-13, New York |Chichester, 2006. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780231130394

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,94
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,34
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Editorial: Columbia University Press, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0231130392 ISBN 13: 9780231130394
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Columbia University Press, United States, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Is anthropomorphism a scientific sin? Scientists and animal researchers routinely warn against animal stories, and contrast rigorous explanations and observation to facile and even fanciful projections about animals. Yet many of us, scientists and researchers included, continue to see animals as humans and humans as animals. As this innovative new collection demonstrates, humans use animals to transcend the confines of self and species; they also enlist them to symbolize, dramatize, and illuminate aspects of humans experience and fantasy. Humans merge with animals in stories, films, philosophical speculations, and scientific treatises. In their performance with humans on many stages and in different ways, animals move us to think. From Victorian vivisectionists to elephant conservation, from ancient Indian mythology to pet ownership in the contemporary United States, our understanding of both animals and what it means to be human has been shaped by anthropomorphic thinking. The contributors to Thinking with Animals explore the how and why of anthropomorphism, drawing attention to its rich and varied uses. Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, ethology, history, and philosophy, as well as filmmakers and photographers, take a closer look at how deeply and broadly ways of imagining animals have transformed humans and animals alike. Essays in the book investigate the changing patterns of anthropomorphism across different time periods and settings, as well as their transformative effects, both figuratively and literally, upon animals, humans, and their interactions. Examining how anthropomorphic thinking works in a range of different contexts, contributors reveal the ways in which anthropomorphism turns out to be remarkably useful: it can promote good health and spirits, enlist support in political causes, sell products across boundaries of culture of and nationality, crystallize and strengthen social values, and hold up a philosophical mirror to the human predicament. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780231130394

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 27,00
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Daston, Lorraine, Mitman, Gregg
Editorial: Columbia University Press
ISBN 10: 0231130392 ISBN 13: 9780231130394
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Columbia University Press. Estado de conservación: New. Explores the how and why of anthropomorphism. This book investigates the changing patterns of anthropomorphism across different time periods and settings, as well as their effects upon animals, humans, and their interactions. Editor(s): Daston, Lorraine; Mitman, Gregg. Num Pages: 240 pages, 41 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: PSX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 226 x 160 x 13. Weight in Grams: 454. . 2006. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780231130394

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 27,22
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Lorraine Daston
Editorial: Columbia University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0231130392 ISBN 13: 9780231130394
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Columbia University Press, 2006. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería BB-9780231130394

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,84
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,03
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Lorraine Daston
Editorial: Columbia University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0231130392 ISBN 13: 9780231130394
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Columbia University Press, 2006. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería EH9780231130394

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,91
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Lorraine Daston; Gregg Mitman
Editorial: Columbia University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0231130392 ISBN 13: 9780231130394
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Columbia University Press, 2006. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería ria9780231130394_rkm

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,66
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,31
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Daston, Lorraine
ISBN 10: 0231130392 ISBN 13: 9780231130394
Nuevos Cantidad: 18
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2006. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780231130394

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 27,47
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,42
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Editorial: Columbia University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0231130392 ISBN 13: 9780231130394
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Nearfine Books
(Brooklyn, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Columbia University Press, 2006. Estado de conservación: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780231130394-1

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 30,02
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,43
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda