"The Dogs I Have Known"

My 7-year-old niece has decided to become an author: This is the projected title of her first book. There are several cute dogs on her block and in her life--she is friends with all of them.It seems to me that the title proves the importance of context in interpretation. One would expect an entirely different book with this title from a jaded 27- year-old socialite or a cynical 47-year-old political operative!

Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.

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