In The Company Of Animals

Author: James Serpell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521577793
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The. myth. of. human. supremacy. Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we
do not like to consider our equal. Charles Darwin, Letters So far this book has
been largely devoted to a discussion of popular beliefs, theories and
misconceptions about pet- keeping. In one way or another, most of these beliefs
tend to denigrate the human practice of keeping animals for companionship by
implying either that pets are merely substitutes for people; that pet-keeping is an
unnecessary and, ...

Author: Jared M. Diamond
ISBN: 9789747799149
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Passionate Joy

Author: Dr. James Evans McReynolds
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595828582
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Without a life purpose to being joy to the world, we are lost to the whole. We have
become spiritually, mentally, and physically isolated from the natural whole.
Loving the earth is about transition to a higher spiritual plane. We have bought
into the myth of human supremacy by misunderstanding our faith and even our
religious literature. Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and other mean-spirited ultra
fundamentalists recommend wholesale destruction by destroying the beauty of
the earth and ...

Until Every Animal Is Free

Author: Saryta Rodriguez
Publisher: Vegan Publishers
ISBN: 1940184207
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This book also discusses animal liberation theory, as well as (primarily twenty-first century) efforts to put animal liberation on the public agenda.

Svme Newsletter

Author: Jerrold Tannenbaum
ISBN: 9780815188407
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It is difficult if not impossible to read this chapter without having a great
appreciation for the value of pets in our lives. Had Serpell chosen to end this
book at this point, it would be a masterpiece. However, having committed to the
argument that agricultural usage of animals compromises our appreciation of
pets, he continues the text with a Final Part entitled: "Exploitation and Sympathy:
a Conflict of Interests." This section which has 4 chapters entitled: "The Myth of
Human Supremacy", ...

Promiscuously Mixed Together

Author: Scott Anthony Miltenberger
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Believing themselves “answerable to no one but God, and more recently,
Mammon,” Westerners have thus come to possess a "dispassionate, utilitarian
attitude toward factory-farmed livestock,” and to consider pet keeping as a form of
surrogate child-rearing. The “myth of human supremacy,” Serpell contends, has
not only deluded Western culture into authorizing the exploitation of domestic
livestock—exploitation that requires detachment and concealment to avoid W. /
exposing the ...

Immortal Monster

Author: Joseph Andriano
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306679
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Then Melville weaves them back together. That is, he reveals the connection
between the myth of human superiority and that of white supremacy.
DISMANTLING THE LADDER OF BEING The question of race in Moby-Dick has
been a vexed one since the early 1960s, when Charles H. Foster first "
reinterpreted" the text as an indictment of the Fugitive Slave Law and the
Compromise of 1850. 5 Since Carolyn Karcher's Shadow over the Promised
Land (1980), the consensus has been ...

Alternatives To Laboratory Animals

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In Part IV, "Exploitation and Sympathy, a Conflict of Interests", Serpell uses his
previously- developed theories to explore the premise that negative and
disparaging views of pet-keeping and other non-anthropocentric activities persist
precisely because affectionate or empathic perceptions of animals or nature are
incompatible with our unsympathetic treatment of economically-useful species.
He examines the myth of human supremacy from a historical angle, showing how
European ...

Kinship And Killing

Author: Katherine Wills Perlo
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231519605
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And the lack of essential identity, again, undermines human supremacy. Keown
notes that anatta implies a rejection of “personhood,” which concept is seen as a
“narrowing of the moral universe,” leading to “the exclusion of not just some
human beings but the animal kingdom as well.”33 The doctrine of no-fixed-self (
often misunderstood as no-self-at-all) acquires a narrative dimension in the myth
of karmic rebirth, with its varied implications for animals. Jainism expresses its
reverence ...