What would your dog say if it could talk? Most of us assumes that a dog is happy when it wags the tail, or that the cat is happy when it mews and curls up on your lap. But how does the animals we surround us with think? And can we understand them?
Lars Fr. H. Svendsen has written a book about understanding animals, with examples and discussions from the history of philosophy. From the French philosopher who feel shame when he stands naked in the bathroom and the cat looks at him, to the philosophical questions whether animals can be lonely.
Understanding animals is an informative, entertaining and witful book about animals and whether it makes sense to describe our animals with human characteristics.