Charlotte Sleigh (Author) Amanda Rees (Author)
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DescriptionWhat does it mean to be human? And what, if anything, does it have to do with being a member of the animal species Homo sapiens? This dazzling book gets to the very heart of our rather unscientific motivations and prejudices, showing how they are of great use in resolving the world's biggest problems. From beasts to aliens, this book explores widely discussed but often problematic links between humans and six other beings, tackling deep philosophical questions including humanity's common purpose, life's meaning, and what it means to be accepted as part of a community. Global in its outlook and illustrated with stunning pictures, Human is a powerful, funny, and iconoclastic antidote to post-humanism.
September 02, 2020
5.3 X 7.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
Amanda Rees is a reader in sociology at the University of York. She is the author of The Infanticide Controversy: Primatology and the Art of Field Science and coeditor of Presenting Futures Past: Science Fiction and the History of Science. Charlotte Sleigh is professor of science humanities at the University of Kent. She has published several books on the history, culture, and representation of animals including Ant and Frog, both published by Reaktion Books, as well as The Paper Zoo, published by the University of Chicago Press.
"From beasts to aliens, this quirkily written and 'iconoclastic' book explores our links with six other beings, tackling such philosophical questions as humanity's common purpose, life's meaning, and what it means to be part of a community."-- "Bookseller"