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Do dogs live in the same world as humans? Is it wrong to think dogs have personalities and emotions? What are dogs thinking and what's the nature of canine wisdom? This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to explore the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans. Twenty philosophers and dog-lovers reveal their experiences with dogs and give their insights on dog-related themes of metaphysics and ethics.

"A collection of thought-provoking philosophical essays which cover a whole range of dog-related topics, such as whether dogs have the ability to appreciate designer products, do they have souls, why do they mean so much to us - and is it possible for them to love us in the same way? With contributions from numerous authors, there's plenty of food for thought although not all of it is comfortable!" Rating:8/10 - Your Dog, March 2009

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  • By Broga on 1 February 2017

    I had such hopes for this book after reading the enthusiastic reviews. However, I found the essays turgid and really having little relevance to what philosophy could tell me about my dog. It seemed to me that the dog owners writing the essays often had a poor grasp of what a dog needs if it is to be calm and people friendly. There is much about philosophy, and certainly that is interesting, but I thought the relationship of that to dogs was tenuous.I have owned a succession of dogs and after my last much loved Labrador died I have recently bought a Labrador puppy. I thought the book would provide insights I could use. For me it did not. I readily admit that the fault may lie with me and I just didn't grasp what the essays intended. And others reviews are enthusiastic. But that is my reaction and, having bought the book, I think that entitles me to an honest opinion.


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