Animal Sensibility and Inclusive Justice in the Age of Bernard Sha

Animal Sensibility and Inclusive Justice in the Age of Bernard Sha

By: Rod Preece (author)Hardback

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In search of insight into late Victorian ideas about animals and the animal rights movement, Rod Preece explores animal sensibility in the work of George Bernard Shaw. Shaw's reformist thought - particularly what Preece calls inclusive justice, which aimed to eliminate the suffering of both humans and animals - emerges in relation to that of fellow reformers such as Edward Carpenter, Annie Besant, and Henry Salt. This fascinating account of the characters and crusades that shaped Shaw's philosophy sheds new light not only on modernist thought but also on the relationship between historical socialism and the ethical treatment of animals.

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Rod Preece is professor emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University and is the author of a number of books, including Brute Souls, Happy Beasts, and Evolution and Sins of the Flesh.


Introduction 1 The Long Life and Varied Interests of G.B.S. 2 Animal Sensibilities in the Shavian Era 3 Inclusive Justice among Bernard Shaw's Contemporaries 4 The Inclusivism of Bernard Shaw 5 Creative Evolution 6 Inclusive Justice Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/10/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780774821094
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780774821094
  • weight: 616
  • ISBN10: 0774821094

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