What Philosophy Can Tell You about™ Your Cat
Edited by Steven D. Hales
"Anyone who cohabits with a cat instinctively senses the profound nature of these small animals. How wonderful, then, to have our feline inspirations taken seriously by equally profound and learned humans. This fascinating book has made me regard my cat with fresh awe. A marvelous collection!"
—Clea Simon, author of The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats
"If you love cats to distraction and have just a little curiosity about philosophers (who also just happen to love cats to distraction) then this is the book for you!"
—Jeffrey Masson, best-selling author of The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats and The Cat Who Came in from the Cold
"Our relationship with cats can have a deep emotional impact on our lives and transform our view of human nature. The authors give us some profound theories, by way of entertaining vignettes featuring their own cats as comic, tragic, and heroic central characters."
—Dave de Funiak, Executive Director, Tree House Humane Society
"What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Cat shifts our thinking from the anthropocentric to the felinocentric—a necessary antidote to human chauvinism, one of the gravest pathologies of our dominant culture."
—Dr. Michael W. Fox, author of Cat Body, Cat Mind and The Healing Touch for Cats: The Proven Massage Program
"We have so much to learn from our relationships with cats, and this lovely book leads the way."
—Diane Leigh and Marilee Geyer, authors of One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter
Steven D. Hales is Professor of Philosophy at Bloomsburg University, author of Relativism and the Foundations of Philosophy (2006), and co-author of Nietzsche's Perspectivism (2000). He has edited or co-edited several collections, including Beer and Philosophy (2007) and Delight in Thinking (2006).