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dc.contributor.authorDenton-Edmundson, Matthewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-21T08:00:18Z
dc.date.available2017-07-21T08:00:18Z
dc.date.issued2017-07-20en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:12008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/78391
dc.description.abstractThis thesis puts forward a theory for a new basis of the rights and dignities of animals. The first chapter explains how the neurobiological output / input model can be applied to animal behavior, and suggests that animals—from fruit flies to chimpanzees—and humans are most similar in their desire to experiment with the world around them. The remaining chapters explore the practical implications of considering animals through the output / input model, using literature, the author’s personal experience, biological observations, and historical anecdotes. These chapters seek to prove that animals have much more to offer us than milk and meat.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectAnimalsen_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subjectAnimal Behavioren_US
dc.subjectMemoiren_US
dc.subjectPersonal Essayen_US
dc.subjectAnimal Studiesen_US
dc.subjectPoetryen_US
dc.titleThe Animal Lifeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGraham, Peter W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGardner, Thomas M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMeitner, Erika Sharonen_US


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