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Darwinian Dominion Animal Welfare and Human Interests

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By: Lewis Petrinovich
Publisher: MIT Press
Darwinian Dominion
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  • Darwinian Dominion ISBN: 9780262661218 Paperback Apr 2001 Out of Print #119173
  • Darwinian Dominion ISBN: 9780262161787 Hardback Jan 1999 Out of Print #86539
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Argues that humans have a set of cognitive abilities, developing from a suite of emotional attachments, that make them unique among species.


Part 1 Basic principles: evolutionary issues; primate societies; philosophical background; research methods and the aims of science; development of sensing and acting; cognition and mind - humans and non humans. Part 2 Animal issues: animal rights; animal liberation and speciesism; morality and animal research; research is...; setting research and educational policy; eating the other - human and nonhuman; species preservation, zoos, and pets.

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Lewis Petrinovich is Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of Human Evolution, Reproduction, and Morality and Living and Dying Well (MIT Press, 1998).
Out of Print
By: Lewis Petrinovich
Publisher: MIT Press
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The author brings together a deep, sensitive knowledge of contemporary evolutionary theory and the social sciences, particularly as they interact with human biology. You may not agree with everything that he concludes, but my strong suspicion is that even as you argue with Petrinovich, you will learn and revise your own opinions. Highly recommended! - Michael Ruse, Departments of Philosophy and Zoology, University of Guelph; "Powerfully argued and very well outstanding contribution to a difficult debate." - Patrick Bateson, Professor of Ethology, University of Cambridge, and Provost, King's College, Cambridge"
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