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The Thou of Nature free pdf Humans share the earth with nonhuman animals who are also capable of conscious experience and awareness. Arguing that we should develop an I-thou, not an I-it, relationship with other sentient beings, Donald A. Crosby adds a new perspective to the current debates on human/animal relations and animal rights that of religious naturalism. Religion of Nature holds that the natural world is the only world and that there is no supernatural animus or law behind it. From this vantage point, our fellow thous are entitled to more than merely moral treatment: protection and enhancement of their continuing well-being deserves to be a central focus of "religious" reverence, care, and commitment as well. A set of presumptive natural rights for nonhuman animals is proposed and conflicts in applying these rights are acknowledged and considered. A wide range of situations involving humans and nonhuman animals are discussed, including hunting and fishing- eating and wearing- circuses, rodeos, zoos, and aquariums- scientific experimentation- and the threats of human technology and population growth."

About Donald A Crosby

Donald A. Crosby is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Colorado State University. He is the author of "Faith and Reason: Their Roles in Religious and Secular Life"- "Living with Ambiguity: Religious Naturalism and the Menace of Evil"- "A Religion of Nature, /i>- and "The Specter of the Absurd: Sources and Criticisms of Modern Nihilism," all published by SUNY Press.

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Author : Donald A Crosby
Publisher : State University of New York Press
Data Published : 14 May 2014
ISBN : 1461919460
EAN : 9781461919469
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 182 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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