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Preece, Rod 1939-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 168 publications in 1 language and 9,666 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HV4708, 179.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rod Preece
Animal welfare & human values by Rod Preece( )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the most populous province in Canada, Ontario is a microcosm of the animal welfare issues which beset Western civilization. The authors of this book, chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, find themselves constantly being made aware of the atrocities committed in the Society's jurisdiction. They have been, in turn, puzzled, exasperated and horrified at humanity's cruelty to our fellow sentient beings." "The issues discussed in this book are the most contentious in animal welfare disputes - animal experimentation, fur-farming and trapping, the use of animals for human consumption. They are complex issues and should be thought about fairly and seriously." "The authors, standing squarely on the side of the animals, suggest "community" and "belonging" as concepts through which to understand our relationships to other species. They ground their ideas in Wordsworth's "primal sympathy" and Jung's "unconscious identity" with the animal realm." "The philosophy developed in this book embraces common sense and compromise as the surest path to the goal of animal welfare. It requires respect and consideration for other species while acknowledging our primary obligations to our fellow humans."--Jacket
Animals and nature : cultural myths, cultural realities by Rod Preece( )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Rod Preece takes issue with the popular but simplistic view that the Western cultural tradition has encouraged attitudes of domination and exploitation toward the natural world, particularly animals. He contends that the much-maligned Western tradition has far more to commend it than is customarily recognized, and that the much-vaunted Oriental and Aboriginal orientations to animals and nature have habitually been described in a misleadingly rosy hue." "The product of six years of intensive research into comparative religion, literature, philosophy, anthropology, mythology, ethnology, and animal welfare science, Animals and Nature will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in cultural, environmental, and animal welfare issues."--Jacket
Sins of the flesh : a history of ethical vegetarian thought by Rod Preece( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Unlike previous books on the history of vegetarianism, Sins of the Flesh examines the history of vegetarianism in its ethical dimensions, from the origins of humanity through to the present. Full ethical consideration for animals resulting in the eschewing of flesh arose after the Aristotelian period in Greece and recurred in Ancient Rome, but then mostly disappeared for centuries. Despite the occasional presence of ascetic and cultural vegetarianism, it was not until the turn of the nineteenth century that vegetarian thought was revived and enjoyed some success; it subsequently went into another period of decline that lasted through much of the twentieth century. The authority-questioning cultural revolution of the 1960s brought a fresh resurgence of vegetarian ethics that continues to the present day
Awe for the tiger, love for the lamb : a chronicle of sensibility to animals by Rod Preece( )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Brute souls, happy beasts, and evolution : the historical status of animals by Rod Preece( )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this inquiry into the status of animals in human society from the fifth century BC to the present, Rod Preece provides a wholly new perspective on the human-animal relationship. He skillfully demonstrates that, counter to prevailing intellectual opinion, ethical attitudes toward animals are neither restricted to the twentieth century nor the result of Darwin's theory of evolution. They have been part of Western thought and culture for centuries." "Preece builds a cogent and persuasive argument, challenging current assumptions about the historical status of animals in Western civilization. He dispels the notion that animals were denied ethical consideration by Christian doctrine, refutes the claim that the Cartesian conception of animals as automata was widely embraced, and proves that "theriophily"--The notion of animal superiority over humans - was given greater credence than is commonly recognized. The exhaustive research and breadth of knowledge that Preece reveals in this book are matched by his belief in our ethical responsibilities to animals."--Jacket
Unity in diversity : proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Research Seminar at Wilfrid Laurier University by Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (Wilfrid Laurier University)( )

19 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UNITY IN DIVERSITY by Nicolas A Nyiri( )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal sensibility and inclusive justice in the age of Bernard Shaw by Rod Preece( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late nineteenth century, a number of prominent reformers were influenced by what Edward Carpenter called "the larger socialism." They would not only address the "bread and cheese" concerns of orthodox socialism, they intended to completely transform society, including the place of animals within it. To open a window on late Victorian ideas about animals, Rod Preece explores what he calls radical idealism and animal sensibility in the work of George Bernard Shaw, the acknowledged prophet of modernism and conscience of his age. Preece examines Shaw's reformist thought -- particularly the notion of inclusive justice, which aimed to eliminate the suffering of both humans and animals -- in relation to that of fellow reformers such as Howard Williams, Edward Carpenter, Annie Besant, Anna Kingsford, and Henry Salt and the Humanitarian League. Shaw's philosophy of Creative Evolution, Preece argues, was a dimension of socialist thought in response to Darwinism. Preece's fascinating account of the characters and crusades that shaped Shaw's philosophy sheds new light not only on modernist thought but also on an overlooked aspect of the history of the animal rights movement."--Publisher's website
George Nicholson's on the primeval diet of man (1801) : vegetarianism and human conduct toward animals by George Nicholson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rights of animals and man's obligation to treat them with humanity (1838) by William Hamilton Drummond( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on humanity to animals (1798) by Thomas Young( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The obligation and extent of humanity to brutes : principally considered with reference to domesticated animals (1839) by William Youatt( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dix Harwood's Love for animals and how it developed in Great Britain, 1928 by Dix Harwood( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.D. Buckner's The immortality of animals (1903) by E. D Buckner( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers to nature : animal lives and human ethics by Gregory R Smulewicz-Zucker( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers to Nature brings together many of the leading scholars who are working to redefine and expand the discourse on animal ethics. This volume will engage both scholars and lay-people by revealing the breadth of theorizing about the human/non-human animal relationship that is currently taking place
Cycles in political systems by Rod Preece( Recording )

2 editions published in 1970 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dix Harwood's Love for animals and how it developed in Great Britain (1928) by Dix Harwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The obligation and extent of humanity to brutes, principally considered with reference to the domesticated animals (1839) by William Youatt( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasoned action in ideological analysis by Rod Preece( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Animals and nature : cultural myths, cultural realities
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Animals and nature : cultural myths, cultural realitiesSins of the flesh : a history of ethical vegetarian thoughtAwe for the tiger, love for the lamb : a chronicle of sensibility to animalsBrute souls, happy beasts, and evolution : the historical status of animalsUnity in diversity : proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Research Seminar at Wilfrid Laurier UniversityGeorge Nicholson's on the primeval diet of man (1801) : vegetarianism and human conduct toward animalsThe rights of animals and man's obligation to treat them with humanity (1838)An essay on humanity to animals (1798)
Alternative Names
Preece, R.

Preece, Rodney John Charles 1939-

Languages
English (159)