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Colin A. Chapman and Michael A. Huffman, Why do we want to think humans are different?

Abstract

Individuals have intentions, beliefs and choices. This sense of “personhood” has been known and used for centuries by those who have dealt professionally with any nonhuman mammal. All mammals have a lot in common physically and mentally. The first step toward understand another species’ point of view is anthropomorphism.

Author Biography

Marthe Kiley-Worthington is Director of the Eco Research & Education Centre; author of seven books and over 70 scientific papers; and consultant on ecological agriculture, animal behaviour and welfare problems. Website


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