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When elephants weep : the emotional lives of animals

By: Masson, Jeffrey McCarthy, Susan

0099478919 / 9780099478911
Paperback
11/01/1996
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United Kingdom
20 cm 268p. : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1994.

Arguments that animals possess an emotional life are often dismissed as sentimental anthropomorphism.

This book challenges that notion by proposing that the objective scientific evidence for human emotions is all but non-existent.

Thus, if the whole of our human psychological understanding rests on reflective inferences, why are the same criteria considered invalid for animals?

BIC:

HPQ Ethics & moral philosophy, JFFZ Animals & society, JMQ Psychology: emotions, VSP Popular psychology, WNC Wildlife: general interest

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