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Anthrozoology


Anthrozoology

Embracing Co-Existence in the Anthropocene

von: Michael Charles Tobias, Jane Gray Morrison, Bill Gladstone

47,59 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 20.12.2016
ISBN/EAN: 9783319459646
Sprache: englisch

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This groundbreaking work of both theoretical and experiential thought by two leading ecological philosophers and animal liberation scientists ventures into a new frontier of applied ethical anthrozoological studies. Through lean and elegant text, readers will learn that human interconnections with other species and ecosystems are severely endangered precisely because we lack - by our evolutionary self-confidence - the very coherence that is everywhere around us abundantly demonstrated. What our species has deemed to be superior is, according to Tobias and Morrison, the cumulative result of a tragically tenuous argument predicated on the brink of our species’ self-destruction, giving rise to a most unique proposition: We either recognize the miracle of other sentient intelligence, sophistication, and genius, or risk enshrining the shortest lived epitaph of any known vertebrate in earth’s 4.1 billion years of life.Tobias and Morrison draw on 45 years of research in fields ranging from ecological anthropology, animal protection and comparative ethics to literature and spirituality - and beyond. They deploy research in animal and plant behavior, biocultural heritage contexts from every continent and they bring to bear a deeply metaphysical array of perspectives that set this book apart from any other. The book departs from most work in such fields as animal rights, ecological aesthetics, comparative ethology or traditional animal and plant behaviorist work, and yet it speaks to readers with an interest in those fields. A deeply provocative book of philosophical premises and hypotheses from two of the world’s most influential ecological philosophers, this text is likely to stir uneasiness and debate for many decades to come.

 
PrefaceEcological BifurcationsThe Vernadsky Presumption                        Biological ProliferationsEcological Failure or AmeliorationChapter 1: The Making of the Anthropocene          The Making of the AnthropoceneRelational Values and VicissitudesRewilding                                             The OthersPain and PleasureGrey TonalitiesSome Aspects of Due DiligenceData Sets and Dialectic OntologiesMelancholic Deliberations         Mind in the ForestEcological Enigma CodesSentience and Accelerated EvolutionPrimate Biometrics and Other Biological DualismsQuantum SapienceDarwin’s UmbrellaDifferential EquivalenciesThe Ontology of MutualismChapter 2: Our Conquest of Co-Evolution?Counter-Collaborative IntuitionsThe Zoological GazeBiorealism, Species Extinctions and Carrying CapacityThe Sorites “Paradox of the Heap” in a World of Fuzzy LogicContradictory Breaking PointsThe Metabolic Truths of Biological De-ConstructionsThe Blue Whale Question?Post-Holocene HistoriesChapter 3: The Metaphysics of ExtinctionAn Overview of Ceballos, Ehrlich and EhrlichExistential Animals/Plants at Ground Zero and the Rewilding MovementResolving Paradox?510 Billion Square Meters of the Earth’s SurfaceReproachable PathwaysThe Genus SusWhat Constitutes Being Intelligent and is that Even a Relevant Word?Intelligence Versus Sustainability and CompassionEverything That is a PersonLiving Ghosts from the Middle Miocene: Co-Habitation With the Most Iconic Carnivores in North AmericaBio-EtymologiesChapter 4: The Conative Spectrum of Other SpeciesFagan BondsQuantum AnthrozoologyThe Many Glitches of Fairyland ZoologyFlawed Algorithms and InterpolationsEpiphanies at the Boundary LevelImagination that Translates into Biological SuccessThe Pigeon TestAnimal Intelligence that Challenges Our OwnThe SemiosphereThe Disambiguation of Ethics                                     Ecological CommunionComparative Sentience and SapienceA Menage a Trois in the Sea of Cortez  Chapter 5: Arcadian ConnectionsJungles on an Existential PlanetArt as Interspecies ImmanenceOf Birds and Dreams and Flannery O’ConnorChapter 6: The “Other Minds” ChallengeJain Bioinformatics  Himsa, Violence Towards The OthersConflicted Advocacy: When Poetry and Song Fails to ImpressState Sanctioned Torture of the InnocentsVariable Data SetsDNA and BioCommunicationsIgnoring or Embracing the BioCommunicative Challenges?Chapter 7: A Prolegomena of Human ConscienceBambi and BeyondReverence for the IndividualSmall-World-NessCombinative Linguistic CapacitiesResearch Dialectics and Triage During Real-Time Crises“Qualia” Beneath Seemingly Scientific ChaosThe Logic TrapThe Relativity of Neurons                Measuring Survival Within the Context of IntelligenceChapter 8: Experiential, Empirical and Disturbing AnthrozoologiesInterspecies AltruismsEcological DichotomiesChapter 9: Epiphanies of the Biosemiosphere  Our Embrace of LifeChapter 10: Evolutionary Biographies and the Enigma of the “Other”                                      Beyond SolitudeAn Overview of ‘Readings In Zoosemiotics’Chapter 11: A North American Family – The Ecologies of TranslationRedressing the Anthropocene Through Interspecies CommunicationTranscending TaxonomyThe Brilliance of SongbirdsThe ParrotsA Brief History of BiophiliaA California Fanfare: And Josie at the Heart of it AllJosie’s StoryGallus gallus and Meleagris gallopavoConversations With JosiePost-Scientific JosieHominid and Psittacine SemiospheresOf Dinosaurs and Other Memories        Expanding Contexts to Comport With RealityFeathers Fashioned of HopeA Personal Genealogy  The Fool’s ParadiseJosie’s Final Narrative                            The Futility of ComparisonsThe Crisis of One Plus OneJosie’s Final Act of HeroismChapter 12: CodaThe Silence of Järvenpää
Michael Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison, partners who between them have authored some 50 books and written, directed and produced some 170 films, a prolific body of work that has been read, translated and/or broadcast around the world, have been married for more than a quarter-of-a-century. Their field research across the disciplines of comparative literature, anthropology, the history of science and philosophy, ecology and ethics, in over 80 countries, has served as a telling example of what two people – deeply in love with one another – can accomplish in spreading that same unconditional love to others – of all species.
This groundbreaking work of both theoretical and experiential thought by two leading ecological philosophers and animal liberation scientists ventures into a new frontier of applied ethical anthrozoological studies. Through lean and elegant text, readers will learn that human interconnections with other species and ecosystems are severely endangered precisely because we lack - by our evolutionary self-confidence - the very coherence that is everywhere around us abundantly demonstrated. What our species has deemed to be superior is, according to Tobias and Morrison, the cumulative result of a tragically tenuous argument predicated on the brink of our species’ self-destruction, giving rise to a most unique proposition: We either recognize the miracle of other sentient intelligence, sophistication, and genius, or risk enshrining the shortest lived epitaph of any known vertebrate in earth’s 4.1 billion years of life.

Tobias and Morrison draw on 45 years of research in fields ranging from ecological anthropology, animal protection and comparative ethics to literature and spirituality - and beyond. They deploy research in animal and plant behavior, biocultural heritage contexts from every continent and they bring to bear a deeply metaphysical array of perspectives that set this book apart from any other. The book departs from most work in such fields as animal rights, ecological aesthetics, comparative ethology or traditional animal and plant behaviorist work, and yet it speaks to readers with an interest in those fields.

A deeply provocative book of philosophical premises and hypotheses from two of the world’s most influential ecological philosophers, this text is likely to stir uneasiness and debate for many decades to come.
Proposes a revolution in comparative sentience studies through a pioneering singular treatise 

Opens the fast emerging field of anthrozoology through a radical yet accessible work

Incorporates photographs taken by Tobias, Morrison and colleagues throughout the world

Draws on multiple disciplines and on-the-ground research in nearly 80 countries 

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