Brute Souls, Happy Beasts, And Evolution: The Historical Status Of Animals
By Rod Preece
2005 | 480 Pages | ISBN: 0774811560 | PDF | 3 MB
In this provocative inquiry into the status of animals in human society from the fifth century BC to the present, Rod Preece provides a wholly new perspective on the human-animal relationship. He skillfully demonstrates that, counter to prevailing intellectual opinion, ethical attitudes toward animals are neither restricted to the twentieth century nor the result of Darwin’s theory of evolution. They have been part of Western thought and culture for centuries.