Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name Kindle ¿ Calling

Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name Kindle ¿ Calling In it Vicki Hearne asserts that animals that interact with humans are intelligent than we assume In fact, they are capable of developing an understanding of the good, a moral code that influences their motives and actions Hearne s thorough studies led her to adopt a new system of animal training that contradicts modern animal behavioral research, but as her examples show is astonishingly effective Hearne s theories will make every trainer, animal psychologist, and animal lover stop, think, and question


10 thoughts on “Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name

  1. Krista Krista says:

    I believe that the disciplines of animal training come to us in the form they do because deep in human beings is the impulse to perform Adam s task, to name animals and people as well, and to name them in such a way that the grammar is flexible enough to do two things One is to make names that give t


  2. Jamey Jamey says:

    The only writer on animals I know of who combines a decades of experience training horses and dogs, with b a robust acquaintance with Wittgenstein And she can write, too.


  3. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I really struggled with rating this book settling on a 2.5 rounded up because my reaction to this book vacillated so wildly The writing veers from beautifully evocative to philosophical rambling that borders on incoherence I can appreciate the linguistic nuance Hearne tries to pin down about animal comprehensio


  4. Paul Paul says:

    Hearne was a marvelous poet, an amateur philosopher, and on the evidence of this book a superb animal trainer It belongs on that short shelf of indispensable books about the nature of animals and the necessity for human straight talk and right thinking when working with them.


  5. Aili Aili says:

    This is an excellent book It is about loving animals, but NOT in a cute widdle wooda wooda way More in the sense of recognizing them as living beings File under animal and human cognition, psychology, and philosophy and maaaaybe animal training after that but while it gives some excellent advice, this is in no way a how


  6. Sasha Sasha says:

    Hearne intertwines her knowledge of horse and dog training with philosophical insights into the nature of our relationships with animals Some of her literary philosophical references were over my head, and her writing style was a bit convoluted at times, but overall I enjoyed her perspective on animal consciousness, language,


  7. Amantha Amantha says:

    This book well, actually just the author was recommended to me about 10 years ago in grad school The topic was very vaguely related to my thesis but enough so for me to drop everything and read it on the spot, so I saved it to read when I had the time.Unfortunately, I found the author s ideas to be woefully out of date and old fas


  8. Karen Karen says:

    I despised the writing in this book I was tempted to stop many times when the inane, incomprehensible, philosophical babbling got too much but then there would be an actual animal training story that would catch my interest and I would labor on Hearne had some interesting things to say but would always write it in the most academic and


  9. Kali Kali says:

    This is one of my favorite books of all time Hearne s observations on the importance of coherence to the sanity of animals and humans rang immediately true to me, as did the complexity of navigating between the academic, intellectual world and the pragmatic world of those who work, day to day, with companion animals Some feel the book is to


  10. Boria Sax Boria Sax says:

    Difference without superiority is a difficult thing for many people to conceive of, but that is how Hearne sees our relations with animals As a species, we are alienated, and animal training is a way to connect with other creatures, and the precise moves they execute are a measure of our success It is a bold thesis, one about which she is unders


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