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The Buddhist Understanding of Other Animals

Paul Waldau

in The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145717
eISBN:
9780199834792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145712.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Examining the common view that Buddhism is sensitive to nonhuman animals, this chapter concludes that the tradition has an ambivalent view of existence as a nonhuman animal, and that early Buddhists ... More


The Difference That Dogs Make

Stephen H. Webb

in On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of Compassion for Animals

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152296
eISBN:
9780199849178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152296.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that that the language of mutual giving is a form of communication we develop with some animals that allows both parties to maintain their own identities. This discourse lets us ... More


The Mystical Life of Animals: Investigations of a Vegetarian

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the possibility that Kafka’s abstention from meat and empathy for animals may have generated his large repertoire of narratives written from a mammal, rodent or insects’ points ... More


‘A Cat on a Post’: Animal Events in Seventeenth-century Writing

Susan Wiseman

in Renaissance Transformations: The Making of English Writing 1500-1650

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638734
eISBN:
9780748651573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines a different Renaissance imaginative sense of embodiment, which is how the soul inhabits the body. It looks at how the sense of transformation in sacramental processes was ... More


Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines

Susan McHugh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670321
eISBN:
9781452947297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginning with a historical account of why animal stories pose endemic critical challenges to literary and cultural theory, this book argues that key creative developments in narrative form became ... More


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