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Report Block. Jason Chapman. Most animal think more rationally than humans. Quite right, commenters above. Thanks to our language concepts and ability to think abstractly we can build incredible castles of delusions.
And do, and convince each other into believing in them. The question they should have asked is whether animals can think irrationally. And if so, to what extent. Otherwise, the authors start from our usual position of hubris of a kind: no other animal can do better in any intellectual category than the dumbest human. And then, surprise findings! Gorillas that learned American Sign Language did indeed make comments that were universally interpreted to be "abstract", and quite rational.
Washoe would opine on the weather, and lament the loss of her pet kitten.
Being Aware of Rational Animals | SpringerLink
About danged time! And yes they can think about thinking, as any pet owner can attest, because dogs at least spend considerable time reading humans and other dogs in the house and periodically try to deceive us or each other. How could a higher species function socially if the individuals weren't thinking about the states of mind of others? Sign in.
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Are Human Beings Rational Animals?
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