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Thinking With Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism

Edited By: Lorraine Daston and Gregg Mitman

230 pages, b/w illus

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Oct 2006 | #160925 | ISBN: 0231130392
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Hardback | Mar 2005 | #159972 | ISBN: 0231130384
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Provides a multidisciplinary and cross cultural discussion about how we describe, explain and come to a better understanding of the behaviour, minds and emotional lives of other animals.

Thinking with Animals...will surely join the growing literature on consciousness, animal cognition, and the continuity between human and animal minds." -- Juliet Clutton-Brock, Nature "Thoughtful and well researched... The interdisciplinary nature of this collection makes it a valuable addition." -- Robert B. Ridinger, E-Streams


PrefaceIntroduction. The How and Why of Thinking with Animals, by Lorraine Daston and Gregg Mitman1. Zoomorphism in Ancient India: Humans More Bestial Than the Beasts, by Wendy Doniger2. Intelligences: Angelic, Animal, Human, by Lorraine Daston3. The Experimental Animal in Victorian Britain, by Paul S. White4. Comparative Psychology Meets Evolutionary Biology: Morgan's Canon and Cladistic Parsimony, by Elliott Sober5. Anthropomorphism and Cross-Species Modeling, by Sandra D. Mitchell6. People in Disguise: Anthropomorphism and the Human-Pet Relationship, by James A. Serpell7. Digital Beasts as Visual Esperanto: Getty Images and the Colonization of Sight, by Cheryce Kramer8. Pachyderm Personalities: The Media of Science, Politics, and Conservation, by Gregg Mitman9. Reflections on Anthropomorphism in The Disenchanted Forest, by Sarita Siegel

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LORRAINE DASTON is director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and honorary professor at the Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin. GREGG MITMAN is professor of history of science, medical history and science and technology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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