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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 The Philosopher's Dog
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The author discusses complex questions surrounding our relationships with animals and what our treatment of them says about the human condition. There are also stories of landscape, with reflections on climbers' attitudes towards mountains in terms of respect, gratitude, love, romance, admiration and fear.
Written in a literary style with autobiographical references.

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Alternative title: Zhe xue Jia de gou
Language: Chinese

Works about this Work

The Role of Love in Animal Ethics Anca Gheaus , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hypatia : A Journal of Feminist Philosophy , Summer vol. 27 no. 3 2012; (p. 583-600)
'Philosophers working on animal ethics have focused, with good reason, on the wrongness of cruelty toward animals and of devaluing their lives. I argue that the theoretical resources of animal ethics are far from exhausted. Moreover, reflection on what makes animals ethically significant is relevant for thinking about the roots of morality and therefore about ethical relationships between human beings. I rely on a normative approach to animal ethics grounded in the importance of meeting needs in general and, in particular, needs for affection and companionship. I draw on testimonies of shared love between people and animals, and on Raimond Gaita's work on the importance of emotional connections between creatures who are similarly needy. The ethics of care, which attaches special importance to meeting needs, provides an integrative theoretical framework.' (Publication abstract)
Human Exceptionalism and the Limits of Animals : A Review of Raymond Gaita, The Philosopher's Dog Val Plumwood , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , August no. 42 2007;

— Review of The Philosopher's Dog Raimond Gaita , 2002 selected work essay
Swimming Pool i "Stop time now. Romanesque, or Khmer", Adam Aitken , 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Macao , November vol. 1 no. 1 2007; Writing Macao , no. 5 2007;
Romulus Revisited Rachel Buchanan , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 May 2007; (p. 14)
Best Reads in 2002 John Levi , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 27 December vol. 69 no. 17 2002; (p. 30)

— Review of The Philosopher's Dog Raimond Gaita , 2002 selected work essay
Best Reads in 2002 John Levi , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 27 December vol. 69 no. 17 2002; (p. 30)

— Review of The Philosopher's Dog Raimond Gaita , 2002 selected work essay
Human Exceptionalism and the Limits of Animals : A Review of Raymond Gaita, The Philosopher's Dog Val Plumwood , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , August no. 42 2007;

— Review of The Philosopher's Dog Raimond Gaita , 2002 selected work essay
Carried Away with Creature Comforts A. P. Riemer , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 July 2002; (p. 14)

— Review of The Philosopher's Dog Raimond Gaita , 2002 selected work essay
Heads and Tails Sian Powell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 August 2002; (p. 10-11)

— Review of The Philosopher's Dog Raimond Gaita , 2002 selected work essay
Creature Comforts Eva Sallis , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 August 2002; (p. 8)

— Review of The Philosopher's Dog Raimond Gaita , 2002 selected work essay
Romulus Revisited Rachel Buchanan , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 May 2007; (p. 14)
Swimming Pool i "Stop time now. Romanesque, or Khmer", Adam Aitken , 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Macao , November vol. 1 no. 1 2007; Writing Macao , no. 5 2007;
The Philosopher's Friend Janet Hawley , 2002 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 20 July 2002; (p. 27-31)
The Role of Love in Animal Ethics Anca Gheaus , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hypatia : A Journal of Feminist Philosophy , Summer vol. 27 no. 3 2012; (p. 583-600)
'Philosophers working on animal ethics have focused, with good reason, on the wrongness of cruelty toward animals and of devaluing their lives. I argue that the theoretical resources of animal ethics are far from exhausted. Moreover, reflection on what makes animals ethically significant is relevant for thinking about the roots of morality and therefore about ethical relationships between human beings. I rely on a normative approach to animal ethics grounded in the importance of meeting needs in general and, in particular, needs for affection and companionship. I draw on testimonies of shared love between people and animals, and on Raimond Gaita's work on the importance of emotional connections between creatures who are similarly needy. The ethics of care, which attaches special importance to meeting needs, provides an integrative theoretical framework.' (Publication abstract)
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