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Dennett, 1995. Social Research 62(3):691-710

Animal Consciousness: What Matters and Why
Daniel C. Dennett

Social Research: An International Quarterly
In the Company of Animals
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 62, No. 3 (Fall 1995): 691:710

ABSTRACT: This article brings up the question of whether animals are conscious and explains why such questions matters. According to the author, there exists a curious tolerance of patent inconsistency and obscurantism and a bizarre one-sidedness in the treatment of evidence regarding animal minds today. The author pays particular attention to Thomas Nagel's famous paper What is it Like to Be a Bat? The author argues that scientists all rely on third-person behavioral evidence to support or reject hypotheses about the consciousness of animals.
Stock number:SRJ-ART-623-0691 Price:$15.00

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