The Unheeded Cry

The Unheeded Cry : Animal Consciousness, Animal Pain and Science

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Common sense has never doubted that animals can think, feel and suffer. For most of the 20th century, however, science has denied that we can know what animals are experiencing. Why has science taken this position? Can it be justified? What effect has it had on the treatment of animals? Bernard Rollin explains why and how scientists have been so cavalier about animal use, animal pain, and the moral questions they raise. He explores the damage caused by this position, both morally and scientifically; for it is not only the animals used in research which have suffered, but science itself, given that failure to take animal feelings into account has been shown to distort experimental results. In this book, the author traces the development of changing attitudes towards animals and shows how growing social concern about the way in which we treat them is forcing science to turn back to the common-sense view. The author's previous book "Animal Rights and Human Morality" won the Outstanding Book of the Year Award of the American Association of University Libraries.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 2 graphs, 2 figures, bibliography
  • 0192861042
  • 9780192861047

Table of contents

Science, common sense and the common sense of science; animal consciousness as an object of study; aspects of change in science and philosophy; the tortuous path from Romanes to Watson; animal pain - the ideology cashed out, 1; animal pain - the ideology cashed out, 2; consciousness regained - ethology and beyond.show more

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