|This course may be repeated for credit.|
Can animals, particularly great apes, reason? Do they form intentions, do they have beliefs, might they act ethically? What can other animals tell us about our minds? Perhaps thought and the capacity to deliberate are unique to our own species. In this course we will adopt a largely comparative perspective and examine philosophical, scientific, psychological, and popular writing about the relation of humans to the other animals. We will examine evidence for mindedness and reasoning in social species with an emphasis on primates (human and non). We will also explore the ethical implications of this research.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Allen and Bekoff, SPECIES OF MIND (MIT, 1997) and work by Byrne, Dennett, DeWaal, Dretske, Hauser, Hayes, Heale, Povinelli, Shettleworth, Sterlny, and Whiten, among others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Seminar papers, presentations, and a final paper.
|Instructor(s): Gruen,Lori Times: .M..... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: ALLB113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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