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|Joelle Proust Das intentionale Tier in D. Perler/M. Wild (Hg) Der Geist der Tiere Frankfurt/M. 2005
Perler I 225
1. Covariance between internal condition and external situation ("Indication").
2. The internal indicator has the function of displaying the external situation. Then it represents it.
3. Representations can be true or false.
Representation/Proust: the everyday understanding commits a petitio principii when it refers to a particular representation, which is to be based only on a difference between inside and outside or on spatial concepts.
Spatial concepts can only provide a solution when it comes to explaining the use of spatial relations to distinguish terms.
Representation/Animal/Proust: we see that probably many animals have mental representations.
These are also objective.
Question: are these animals that are obviously capable of a kind of proto belief, also capable of real beliefs, or do they only have non-conceptual perception abilities?
D. Perler/M. Wild (Hg)
Der Geist der Tiere Frankfurt 2005