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Animals: Animals are subjects of moral consideration, prompting debates on ethics, consciousness, and our responsibilities towards non-human beings in philosophical discourse. They challenge notions of personhood and the nature of sentience.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Chris Frith on Animals - Dictionary of Arguments

I 131
Animal/animal experiments/behavior/Frith: we know nothing about the experience of animals, we can only observe their behavior.
, cf. >Hetero-phenomenology, >Experience.
I 228
Learning/imitation/animal/Frith: animals can also learn by imitation: e.g. mountain gorillas show their offspring, how nettles are folded inside, in order not to bring the hairs into contact with the lips.
Animal: difference to humans: the gorillas show no interest in encouraging their offspring to learn. They also show little interest in what their offspring does at all.
>Learning, >Imitation.
Learning/human/child/Frith: the baby knows when its mother is interested in it. When an object is dropped and the mother says "shit!", the baby does not draw the conclusion that this is a word for the object.
>Reference, >Word meaning, >Language use.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Frith I
Chris Frith
Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World, Hoboken/NJ 2007
German Edition:
Wie unser Gehirn die Welt erschafft Heidelberg 2013

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