The Resource The moral lives of animals, Dale Peterson, (electronic resource)

The moral lives of animals, Dale Peterson, (electronic resource)

Label
The moral lives of animals
Title
The moral lives of animals
Statement of responsibility
Dale Peterson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an exploration of what morality means, and what animals can teach us about it. Wild elephants walking along a trail stop and spontaneously try to protect and assist a weak and dying fellow elephant. Laboratory rats, finding other rats caged nearby in distressing circumstances, proceed to rescue them. A chimpanzee in a zoo loses his own life trying to save an unrelated infant who has fallen into a watery moat. The examples above and many others, argues the author, show that our fellow creatures have powerful impulses toward cooperation, generosity, and fairness, even morality. Yet it is commonly held that we Homo sapiens are the only animals with a moral sense, that we are somehow above and apart from "the animals." This book forces us to reexamine what the author calls our "Darwinian narcissism", and it shows the profound connections, the moral continuum, that link humans to many other species. The author shows how much animal behavior follows principles embodied in humanity's ancient moral codes, from the Old Testament rules as expressed in the Ten Commandments to the New Testament principles of attachment through cooperation, kindness, and empathy. Understanding the moral lives of animals offers new insight into our own. -- From book jacket
Summary
Examines the moral behavior observed in animals and argues that human beings are not the only species to live by the principles of cooperation, kindness, and empathy
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
381864
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peterson, Dale
Dewey number
156
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal psychology
  • Animal behavior
  • Ethics
  • Moral motivation
Target audience
adult
Label
The moral lives of animals, Dale Peterson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6285BFC3-58C2-48D8-BC94-20A4E22F3975
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-331)
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Where does morality come from? : concepts. Words ; Orientations ; Definitions ; Structures -- pt. 2. What is morality? : the rules. Authority ; Violence ; Sex ; Possession ; Communication -- pt. 3. What is morality? : the attachments. Cooperation ; Kindness -- pt. 4. Where is morality going? : assessments. Duality ; Flexibility ; Peace
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 342 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781608193646
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759844248
  • ocn759844248
  • OCoLC
Label
The moral lives of animals, Dale Peterson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6285BFC3-58C2-48D8-BC94-20A4E22F3975
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-331)
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Where does morality come from? : concepts. Words ; Orientations ; Definitions ; Structures -- pt. 2. What is morality? : the rules. Authority ; Violence ; Sex ; Possession ; Communication -- pt. 3. What is morality? : the attachments. Cooperation ; Kindness -- pt. 4. Where is morality going? : assessments. Duality ; Flexibility ; Peace
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 342 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781608193646
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759844248
  • ocn759844248
  • OCoLC

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