The Emotional Lives Of Animals
Delcorte Press, 1995. FIRST EDITION, first printing with "1' in numberline. Excellent condition, ex-libris with associated stamps, etc. Original dust jacket not price clipped in library mylar protective cover. "When Elephants Weep : The Emotional Lives of Animals." Arguments that animals possess an emotional life are often dismissed as sentimental anthropomorphism. This book challenges that notion by proposing that the objective scientific evidence for human emotions is all but non-existent. Thus, if the whole of our human psychological understanding rests on reflective inferences, why are the same criteria considered invalid for animals? 291 pages.