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This book argues that the movement to protect animals from cruelty never lost its essentially anthropocentric outlook. It details the history of long-running debates on the question of the moral status of animals in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain. The emergence of animals as subjects worthy of ethical consideration is traced back to philosophical ideas dating to ...more
Hardcover, 382 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Edwin Mellen Press
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Rob Boddice is an historian of science, medicine and the emotions, based in Berlin and Montreal. Educated at York (Ph.D in History, 2006), he has published books on the history of human-animal relations, anthropocentrism and pain. His forthcoming works comprise a history of sympathy in the time of Darwin, a biography of Edward Jenner (History Press) and Pain: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford Univ ...more
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