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Dogs Never Lie About Love By Jeffrey Masson

Dogs Never Lie About Love
by Jeffrey Masson

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This is an investigation into the emotional lives of dogs. Masson argues that we never know precisely what another person is feeling because of language restrictions. However, dogs live in a universe of scent - a world of emotion available only to other dogs.
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Dogs Never Lie About Love Summary


Dogs Never Lie About Love: Why Your Dog Will Always Love You More Than Anyone Else by Jeffrey Masson

Masson begins by asking if we ever know precisely what another person is actually feeling. It may be no harder, he argues, to discover the truth about feelings in dogs. As human beings, we restrict ourselves with language, using a term as vague as 'I am depressed' to signal a highly complex set of emotions for which there is no exact equivalent. The joy that dogs exhibit when we return home is at least as complicated and hard to define, but the pleasure is evident, unconcealed and without the ambivalence with which humans seen cursed. Yet for all their evident loyalty, heroism and compassion, Masson highlights research which shows that dogs live in a universe of scent a hundred million times more acutely appreciated than by man. It is a world of emotions readily available only to other dogs. To discover more about the complex but transparent nature of canine emotional responses, Masson acquired three large dogs to form a community with his own family and set about a close scrutiny of their feelings - the first, he says, since Charles Darwin pointed us in the right direction 125 years ago.

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About Jeffrey Masson


Jeffrey Masson has a Ph.D. in Sanskrit from Harvard University and graduated from the Toronto Pyschoanalaytic Institute. He was briefly Projects Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives. The documents he found there on Freud's approach to child abuse created a major controversy in psychoanalysis and led to his major books, Freud: The Assault on Truth, Against Therapy and Final Analysis. the book he wrote with Susan McCarthy on animal emotions, When Elephants Weep (1994), became a bestseller in the United States and was highly praised by reviewers in Britain.

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GOR002797430
Dogs Never Lie About Love: Why Your Dog Will Always Love You More Than Anyone Else by Jeffrey Masson
Jeffrey Masson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1997-05-29
240
0224044656
9780224044653
N/A
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