Animal/Language/Animal Language/Dennett: Is it true that dolphins and chimpanzees have some kind of language? So you can also call music and politics a kind of language.
Language/Intelligence/Dennett: to what extent does language contribute to intelligence? Which forms of thinking require language?
Animal/Human/Dennett: Example We can imagine a man climbing up a rope with a bucket on his head. Could a chimpanzee do the same? He knows the individual elements, but cannot put them together so freely.
Example There are two ways to build a dam: the type of beaver and ours.
"Principle of Independent Command"/Dennett: Example In the military, there are two different commands, those that cannot be modified, and those that can be modified to achieve a corresponding success. ((s) Connection: Animal behavior is more rigid.) >Language/Dennett, >Terminology/Dennett. _____________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. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, New York 1995
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997
Kinds of Minds, New York 1996
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999
"COG: Steps towards consciousness in robots"
Bewusstein, Thomas Metzinger, Paderborn/München/Wien/Zürich 1996
"Animal Consciousness. What Matters and Why?", in: D. C. Dennett, Brainchildren. Essays on Designing Minds, Cambridge/MA 1998, pp. 337-350
Der Geist der Tiere, D Perler/M. Wild, Frankfurt/M. 2005