- Title Pages
- 1 Introduction: On William Blake, Nature, and Mortality
- 2 On Nature and Providence: Readings in Herodotus, Protagoras, and Democritus
- 3 On the Transmigration of Souls: Reincarnation Into Animal Bodies in Pythagoras, Empedocles, and Plato
- 4 On Language, Concepts, and Automata: Rational and Irrational Animals in Aristotle and Descartes
- 5 On the Disadvantages of Being a Complex Organism: Aristotle and the scala naturae
- 6 On the Vice of Sentimentality: Androcles and the Lion and Some Extraordinary Adventures in the Desert Fathers
- 7 On the Notion of Natural Rights: Defending the Voiceless and Oppressed in the Tragedies of Sophocles
- 8 On Self‐Defence and Utilitarian Calculations: Democritus of Abdera and Hermarchus of Mytilene
- 9 On Eating Animals: Porphyry's Dietary Rules for Philosophers
- Index Locorum
- General Index
- Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers
- Oxford University Press
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