Bioethics - Purdue Lectures in Ethics, Policy, and Science

Peter Carruthers: Animal Minds are Real, (Distinctively) Human Minds are Not

November 18 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - MRGN 121

Many philosophers think that human and animal minds are radically different from one another. Either they differ architecturally, in such a way that only humans have genuine concepts and propositional attitudes (while animals at best have proto- concepts and proto- attitudes), or humans possess a second mind (a conscious System 2 mind) that nonhuman animals lack. This article will argue that both views are mistaken. All mammalian minds share the same core architecture. Humans differ only in what they can do with it.

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