Thinking Animals

Animals and the Development of Human Intelligence

Title Details

Pages: 296

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 04/01/1998

ISBN: 9-780-8203-1982-7

List Price: $29.95

Thinking Animals

Animals and the Development of Human Intelligence

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  • Description
In a world increasingly dominated by human beings, the survival of other species becomes more and more questionable. In this brilliant book, Paul Shepard offers a provocative alternative to an "us or them" mentality, proposing that other species are integral to humanity's evolution and exist at the core of our imagination. This trait, he argues, compels us to think of animals in order to be human. Without other living species by which to measure ourselves, Shepard warns, we would be less mature, care less for and be more careless of all life, including our own kind.

About the Author/Editor

PAUL SHEPARD (1925-1996) was Avery Professor of Natural Philosophy and Human Ecology at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He is the author of twelve books, a number of which are available from the University of Georgia Press.