By Stephen T. Newmyer

Although reasoned discourse on human-animal kin is frequently thought of a overdue twentieth-century phenomenon, moral debate over animals and the way people should still deal with them will be traced again to the philosophers and literati of the classical global. From Stoic assertions that people owe not anything to animals which are intellectually international to them, to Plutarch's impassioned arguments for animals as sentient and rational beings, it truly is transparent that glossy debate owes a lot to Greco-Roman idea.



Animals in Greek and Roman Thought brings jointly new translations of classical passages which contributed to old debate at the nature of animals and their dating to people. the choices selected come basically from philosophical and ordinary ancient works, in addition to non secular, poetic and biographical works. The questions mentioned contain: Do animals vary from people intellectually? have been animals created for using humankind? should still animals be used for meals, activity, or sacrifice? Can animals be our neighbors?



The decisions are prepared thematically and, inside topics, chronologically. A statement precedes every one excerpt, transliterations of Greek and Latin technical phrases are supplied, and every access comprises bibliographic feedback for extra analyzing.

Show description

Read or Download Animals in Greek and Roman Thought: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World) PDF

Similar ethics & morality books

Acting on Principle

'Two things', wrote Kant, 'fill the brain with ever new and extending admiration and awe: the starry heavens above and the ethical legislations within'. Many might argue that because Kant's day, the learn of the starry heavens has complex whereas ethics has stagnated, and particularly that Kant's ethics bargains an empty formalism that tells us not anything approximately how we must always dwell.

Food Ethics: The Basics

Foodstuff Ethics: the fundamentals is a concise but entire advent to the moral dimensions of the construction and intake of meals. It bargains an neutral exploration of the main well known moral questions with regards to nutrition and agriculture together with: • may still we consume animals? • Are in the neighborhood produced meals ethically better to globally sourced meals?

What Do You Know: Is It Real?

"A Revelation of the Enigmatic Dialogues among the 2 better Hemispheres of the brain. The Left and its Analytical viewpoint speaking with the best and its summary concentration. Dwight Gordon, on the advice of his Elder Brother Albert Campbell, publishes his "Recondite Solecism Opus", when you understand they don't seem to be loopy!

Science and Virtue: An Essay on the Impact of the Scientific Mentality on Moral Character (Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy)

Charting new territory within the interface among technology and ethics, technological know-how and advantage is a examine of the way the medical mentality can have an effect on the construction of personality, or the attainment of advantage by means of the person. Drawing on idea from virtue-ethics and virtue-epistemology, Caruana argues that technology is not only a procedure of data but in addition an enormous issue settling on a lifestyle.

Extra resources for Animals in Greek and Roman Thought: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Animals in Greek and Roman Thought: A Sourcebook (Routledge by Stephen T. Newmyer
Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 10 votes