What is an Animal?

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Tim Ingold
Psychology Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 191 pages
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This book offers a unique interdisciplinary challenge to assumptions about animals and animality deeply embedded in our own ways of thought, and at the same time exposes highly sensitive and largely unexplored aspects of the understanding of our common humanity.
 

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Contents

1ntroduction Tun 1ngold
1
h humanity a natural kmd? Stephen R L Clark
17
Beasts brutes and monsters Mary Midgley
35
Anmiality humanity morality society Richard L Tapper
47
hiological and semiotic prrspeefiw Thomas A Seheok
63
Notes
72
People interacting with other species
78
Tlte animal m the study of humamty Tim lngold
84
Donald Griffin and the language of bees
90
References
97
sotial stiente from
110
Betommg human our lmks with our JMS1 Nancy M Tanner
127
Sexual choice and the evolution ot communication
133
j1 Human anmiality the mental imagery ol car
141
Further readmg smce origmal publication
185
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About the author (1994)

Tim Ingold is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. His research is wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, spanning environment, technology and social organisation in the circumpolar North, evolutionary theory, human-animal relations, language and tool use, environmental perception and skilled practice. He has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the 2004 Anders Retzius Gold Medal of the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography.

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