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The Philosopher's Dog
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Friends and Companions
For a Dog?
The Philosopher's Dog
Sitting on Her Mat Gazing Out to Sea
Gypsy is Old Now
The Honour of Corpses
The Realm of Meaning
Stories, Philosophy and Science
'Poor Living Thing'
Sacred Places
Arrogance?
Creatureliness
Human Beings and Animals

About the Author

Raimond Gaita is an Australian philosopher and writer. He is Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Law School and Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, and Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy, King's College London. His books A Common Humanity and Beyond Good and Evil are both available from Routledge.

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'In everything that Raimond Gaita writes we sense a generous heart at work, as well as a lucid intelligence. The Philosopher's Dog is a book to give to the kind of person who asks what philosophy is for.' - J. M. 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.' - The Sunday Tribune' ... very well written, charming, reflective and provocative.' - Journal of Moral Philosophy'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 the profound to produce a series of illuminating reflections on what it means to be a creature and, more importantly, what it means to be fully human. It is a great pleasure to read and should not be missed by anyone who still hopes to find in the works of philosophers things that are both interesting and important.' - Ray Monk

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