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Overcoming veneer theory: Animal sympathy
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
2016 (English)In: The Educational Significance of Human and Non-Human Animal Interactions: Blurring the Species Line / [ed] Suzanne Rice, A. G. Rud, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 173-190 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ethics concerns right relationship with others and the world around us. I want to suggest that sympathy as found in all primates is the primordial origin of human ethics. Darwinian continuity establishes an inti-mate relationship between humans and other animals: Human nature is a part of nature as a whole. Recognizing this relationship is a worthy educational ideal; it helps curb excessive anthropocentrism by putting us in our proper place.

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New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 173-190 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-310267DOI: 10.1057/9781137505255_11ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84978343754ISBN: 9781137505255 (pdf)ISBN: 9781137505248 (print)ISBN: 9781349575121 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-310267DiVA: diva2:1061362
Available from: 2017-01-02 Created: 2016-12-13 Last updated: 2017-01-02Bibliographically approved

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