Animal Consciousness

[Revised entry by Colin Allen and Michael Trestman on April 11, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Questions about animal consciousness - in particular, which animals have
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[Revised entry by Colin Allen and Michael Trestman on April 11, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Questions about animal consciousness - in particular, which animals have consciousness and what (if anything) that consciousness might be like - are both scientific and philosophical. They are scientific because answering them will require gathering information using scientific techniques - no amount of arm-chair pondering, conceptual analysis, logic, a priori theory-building, transcendental inference or introspection will tell...

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