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9 edition of The Philosopher"s Dog found in the catalog.

The Philosopher"s Dog

Friendships with Animals

by Raimond Gaita

  • 241 Want to read
  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • General,
  • Nature,
  • Pets,
  • Philosophers,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Dogs - General,
  • Essays,
  • Pets / General,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Animals,
  • Animal Psychology,
  • Animal welfare,
  • Human-animal relationships,
  • Moral and ethical aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8020922M
    ISBN 100812970241
    ISBN 109780812970241
    OCLC/WorldCa62113038

    Get this from a library! The philosopher's dog: friendships with animals. [Raimond Gaita] -- "The philosopher Raimond Gaita has always been fascinated by animals-their obvious intelligence and disturbing brutality, their uncanny responsiveness to our moods and needs, and the deep feelings.   Buy The Philosopher's Dog (Routledge Classics) 1 by Raimond Gaita,. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(9).

    In this marvelous, luminous book, Gaita trains the lens of philosophy on the mystery and beauty of the animals he has known and loved best. The Philosopher’s Dog is one of those rare works that engage the heart from the very first paragraph and haunt the mind long after one has finished reading. Rosie will draw an original, exclusive print of your dog as a philosopher in the style of the book. We'll print and send you an art print so your dog's wisdom can be on display for all to see. Plus signed first edition hardback with your name in the back as a supporter, and the e-book.

    Get this from a library! The philosopher's dog: friendships with animals. [Raimond Gaita] -- "The philosopher Raimond Gaita has always been fascinated by animals--their obvious intelligence and disturbing brutality, their uncanny responsiveness to our moods and needs, and the deep feelings. Get this from a library! The philosopher's dog. [Raimond Gaita] -- Raymond Gaita interweaves stories about animals with reflections on how animals think, trust, hope and mourn. He argues that it is love which gives us the best model for the respect we show to.


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Coetzee ‘A fine, intelligent investigation of our relationship to animals and nature in which the analysis of ideas is seamlessly integrated.

In his enjoyable and rather beautiful book, The Philosopher's Dog, Raimond Gaita takes these two Wittgensteinian ideas - that the mind is essentially public, not Author: Stephen Law. The Dog that Started it All. Lunch with Diogenes combines the spoken wisdom of Diogenes, the Greek Philosopher who lived more than two thousand years ago, with the furry wisdom of Diogenes, a rescue mutt, who's a part-time philosopher and a full-time dog.

It is the intertwined tale of this Greek Philosopher's words, illustrated by photographs of our Philosopher Dog, Diogenes, and the. The Philosopher's Dog is a book to give to the kind of person who asks what philosophy is for.' - J. Coetzee 'Fascinating A thoughtful meditation on the relationship between humans and animals that crosses the boundary between the the philosophical and the personal and blends very well the anecdotal with the theoretical.'/5(5).

The Philosopher’s Dog is a book to give to the kind of person who asks what philosophy is for.” –J. COETZEE, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, “Rai Gaita is a dog lover, a philosopher, and a gifted, sensitive writer.

I was made aware of The Philosopher's Dog by a brief reference to Gaita in Ted Kerasote's bestseller, Merle's Door. Although there's some rather tough slogging from the philosopher's end of things here, this is a book worth reading. - Tim Bazzett, author of the ReedCityBoy trilogy 2 people found this helpful4/5.

The canine philosophers Sun Shitzu and Bernard the Saint: some of the true masters of philosophy whose ideas have finally been revealed in ‘Philosophers’ Dogs‘ – a satirical, illustrated book created by Samuel Dodson and Rosie Benson.

(Images courtesy of Rosie Benson/Unbound).Is it possible to be a good dog. A professor of philosophy, Gaita uses what he calls a mix of "storytelling and philosophical reflections on the stories" to analyze mankind's connection to animals.

If you are as comfortable with quotes from Socrates and Kierkegaard as you are with tales of Jack the cockatoo and Gypsy the German Shepard, Gaita's book offers both intellectual challenges and anecdotal treasures.

The Philosopher's Dog is a book to give to the kind of person who asks what philosophy is for."-J. COETZEE, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, "Rai Gaita is a dog lover, a philosopher, and a gifted, sensitive writer.

In this immensely readable and enjoyable book, he mixes the personal with the philosophical and the anecdotal with /5(). It covers all the great philosophers and their theories in a series of 'conversations' between the author and his dog, Monty. It made me laugh out loud more than once, and I came away with an actual understanding of philosophical ideas, which is a lot more than my college Intro to Philosophy course managed to do for me/5.

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