The Status of Animals in Scottish Enlightenment Philosophy

Journal of Scottish Philosophy 4 (1):63-82 (2006)
Abstract This article examines the consideration of animals by various eighteenth-century Scottish philosophers, with special attention given to the physician and philosopher John Gregory, who utilized the comparison of human beings with animals as a starting point for a discussion about human moral and social improvement. In so doing Gregory, like most of his contemporary fellow Scottish philosophers, exemplified the basic anthropocentrism of the common early modern consideration of animals
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DOI 10.3366/jsp.2006.4.1.63
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