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The Resource The edge of evolution : animality, inhumanity, and Doctor Moreau, Ronald Edwards

The edge of evolution : animality, inhumanity, and Doctor Moreau, Ronald Edwards

Label
The edge of evolution : animality, inhumanity, and Doctor Moreau
Title
The edge of evolution
Title remainder
animality, inhumanity, and Doctor Moreau
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Edwards
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this interdisciplinary work, author Ron Edwards offers an innovative rereading of H.G. Wells' "The Island of Dr. Moreau." Edwards utilizes his twenty-five years in biology and the ethics of animal research to examine the bioethical implications of Wells' work and its relevance to contemporary scientific and philosophical discussions. He tackles the myth of human exceptionalism, the notion that we are fundamentally different from the rest of the animal kingdom. We must view ourselves, he argues, not as from animals, but as animals. The approachable tone is suitable for a wide audience of the scientifically curious. At the same time, great care is given to providing an accurate and considered treatment of the technical aspects of the novel, including the scientific plausibility of Dr. Moreau's experiment. Never before have Wells' ideas been examined in such detail by an evolutionary biologist with the author's considerable experience. The implications are far-reaching, touching on key topics in animal rights, evolution, and the relationship between religion and science. Its approachability and dedication to technical accuracy produces a unique perspective on Wells' classic. Anyone with an interest in confronting some of the central issues of human existence through the lens of fiction will be rewarded with an original and thought-provoking work."--
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1964-
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Edwards, Ronald
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5774.I83
LC item number
E39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wells, H. G.
  • Literature and science
  • Animals in literature
  • Humanity in literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature
  • Biology in literature
Label
The edge of evolution : animality, inhumanity, and Doctor Moreau, Ronald Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
PART ONE: NOT MEANT TO KNOW -- Chapter 1: The paw -- Taking exception / Science and fiction / Science fiction -- Chapter 2: The ism that wasn't -- It does not please you / Darwin in the middle / Two windows -- Chapter 3: Don't meddle -- Movies and Moreau / Sorcery / Life science -- PART TWO: THE THING IS AN ABOMINATION -- Chapter 4: The house of pain No pain, no gain / Moreau 1, Prendick 0 / Pain is real -- Chapter 5: Into the lab and onto the slab -- How / But why -- PART THREE: POOR BEASTS -- Chapter 6: All the difference -- Moreau's Man / Prendick's gaze / "No!" / The virago -- Chapter 7: To the beasts you may go -- No threshold / Selection and its discontents / The Valley -- PART FOUR: NO ESCAPE: Chapter 8: That is the law -- Whose law? / Hell is real / The Jesus moment / The rebel -- Chapter 9: Beast monsters -- The taste of blood / The stubborn beast flesh / The horror -- Chapter 10: Big thinks -- Suffering and philosophy / Science and humanity
Control code
ocn923796160
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780190212094
Lccn
2015041332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o923796160
  • (OCoLC)923796160
Label
The edge of evolution : animality, inhumanity, and Doctor Moreau, Ronald Edwards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART ONE: NOT MEANT TO KNOW -- Chapter 1: The paw -- Taking exception / Science and fiction / Science fiction -- Chapter 2: The ism that wasn't -- It does not please you / Darwin in the middle / Two windows -- Chapter 3: Don't meddle -- Movies and Moreau / Sorcery / Life science -- PART TWO: THE THING IS AN ABOMINATION -- Chapter 4: The house of pain No pain, no gain / Moreau 1, Prendick 0 / Pain is real -- Chapter 5: Into the lab and onto the slab -- How / But why -- PART THREE: POOR BEASTS -- Chapter 6: All the difference -- Moreau's Man / Prendick's gaze / "No!" / The virago -- Chapter 7: To the beasts you may go -- No threshold / Selection and its discontents / The Valley -- PART FOUR: NO ESCAPE: Chapter 8: That is the law -- Whose law? / Hell is real / The Jesus moment / The rebel -- Chapter 9: Beast monsters -- The taste of blood / The stubborn beast flesh / The horror -- Chapter 10: Big thinks -- Suffering and philosophy / Science and humanity
Control code
ocn923796160
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780190212094
Lccn
2015041332
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o923796160
  • (OCoLC)923796160

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