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What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Dog Paperback – November 1, 2008

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Open Court (November 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812696530
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812696530
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 4.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #345,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A collection of thought-provoking philosophical essays which cover a whole range of dog-related topics, such as whether dogs have the ability to appreciate designer products, do they have souls, why do they mean so much to us – and is it possible for them to love us in the same way? With contributions from numerous authors, there’s plenty of food for thought although not all of it is comfortable!" Rating: 8/10 – Your Dog, March 2009

About the Author

Steven D. Hales is professor of philosophy at Bloomsburg University. He is the editor of Beer and Philosophy and the author of Relativism and the Foundations of Philosophy.

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Steven D. Hales, Ph.D. (Brown) is a professor of philosophy at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He works primarily in metaphysics and epistemology, and also in popular philosophy. He has been a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of London and the University of Edinburgh. He is a past winner of Bloomsburg University's Outstanding Teaching Award, and has published numerous books and articles.

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Blend philosophy with insights on pets and you have a fine survey written by those who are dog lovers and who reflect on the logic of pet ownership and its demands. From false contrasts between humans and canines to different animal personalities and perceptions of animal intelligence and ethics, What Philosophy Can Tell You About Your Dog is an excellent guide for any pet owner and for libraries catering to them.
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