The Rhetorical Invention of Man: A History of Distinguishing Humans from Other Animals

The Rhetorical Invention of Man: A History of Distinguishing Humans from Other Animals

Greg Goodale


This e-book attracts consciousness to the logical contradictions, risky premises, and unquestioned assumptions that underlie arguments approximately Man’s contrast, whereas additionally demonstrating that the best way we expect approximately nonhuman animals is just one hazard between many. Vestiges of older methods of considering proceed to notify our realizing of the human-nonhuman animal dating, traumatic the straightforward narrative that guy has mastered nature. The reader will also locate the following a heritage that illuminates renowned attitudes towards nature in addition to highbrow traditions in regards to the courting among guy and different animals. therefore, every one bankruptcy is an outline of the way the prior keeps to notify the current. The chapters, then, stream backward and forward among old principles just like the myths of Prometheus and Orpheus, Age of cause philosophers like Francis Bacon and Immanuel Kant and glossy practices like petkeeping and vivisection.

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