In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier

In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier By Thomas White, In Defense of Dolphins The New Moral Frontier Have humans been sharing the planet with other intelligent life for millions of years without realizing it In Defense of Dolphins combines accessible science and philosophy surveying the latest resea
  • Title: In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier
  • Author: Thomas White
  • ISBN: 9781405157797
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier By Thomas White, Have humans been sharing the planet with other intelligent life for millions of years without realizing it In Defense of Dolphins combines accessible science and philosophy, surveying the latest research on dolphin intelligence and social behavior, to advocate for their ethical treatment.Encourages a reassessment of the human dolphin relationship, arguing for an end to thHave humans been sharing the planet with other intelligent life for millions of years without realizing it In Defense of Dolphins combines accessible science and philosophy, surveying the latest research on dolphin intelligence and social behavior, to advocate for their ethical treatment.Encourages a reassessment of the human dolphin relationship, arguing for an end to the inhuman treatment of dolphins Written by an expert philosopher with almost twenty years of experience studying dolphins Combines up to date research supporting the sophisticated cognitive and emotional capacities of dolphins with entertaining first hand accounts Looks at the serious questions of intelligent life, ethical treatment, and moral obligation Engaging and thought provoking
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    About "Thomas White"

    1. Thomas White

      Thomas I White is the Inaugural Conrad N Hilton Professor of Business Ethics and Director of the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles He is Founder and Director of IBECC The International Business Ethics Case Competition A resident of Amherst, MA, He also teaches at Mount Holyoke College.His books can be considered applied ethics SOCRATES COMES TO WALL STREET challenges the presuppositions about business that led to the 2008 meltdown and that continue to produce ongoing corporate scandals IN DEFENSE OF DOLPHINS and a number of articles argue against the captivity of cetaceans by the entertainment industry In connection with his work on dolphins, He is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.His next book coming soon is CONVERSATION ABOUT AMERICA THE FAUX G.O.P ASSAULT ON THE VALUES THAT DEFINE US.For detailed information about his writings see indefenseofdolphins, socratescomestowallstreet and conversationaboutamerica

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    1. In Defense of Dolphins contains some fun facts about dolphins who are aquatic, auditory, emotional, interconnected, highly social, intelligent nonhuman beings Dolphins have spherical brains and have been around in their modern form for than 10 million years compared with 5 million years for humans and just 100,000 for homo sapiens They can share auditory information with each other in a way that would be akin to humans being able to see what something looked like through someone s else s eyes a [...]


    2. In a scholarly examination of the personhood of alien beings i.e dolphins , White provides moral and philosophical reasons for us to really think about how we treat creatures other than humans Considering that we don t do a very good job of treating humans particularly well, I found this to be a stimulating, thought provoking book Because dolphins live in an entirely different medium than do humans, many of our comparisons have been anthropocentric, and thus somewhat limiting I m ready to join o [...]


    3. Good book on the need to rethink our relationship to whales and dolphinsn t know if it will change any minds, and he seems to chose the arguments that bolster his point of view, but since I agree with his conclusion whales and dolphins warrant treatment as persons in their own right, I m fine with that.



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