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Language, Rationality, and Choice

Richard Swinburne

in The Evolution of the Soul

Published in print February 1997 | ISBN: 9780198236986
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598593 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198236980.003.0011
Language, Rationality, and Choice

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Part 3 (Chs. 11–15) analyses the capacities of human souls, not possessed by animal souls. Animals do not have a structured language; and hence we have no reason to suppose that they have the concepts of past and future, truth, universality, and logical inference; or the distinction between what one desires and what one thinks most worthwhile.

Keywords: animals; Bennett; language; logic; soul

Chapter.  7112 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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