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What Do Animals Think?

PHIL 115
Fall 2015
Section: 01  
Course Cluster: Animal Studies

Do animals think? Can they reason? Do they form intentions or have beliefs? Might they act ethically? What do other animals know? How can we know what they might know, and what can exploring the minds of other animals tell us about our own minds? In this course we will attempt to answer these questions by adopting a largely comparative perspective and examine philosophical, scientific, psychological, and popular writing about minds. We will examine evidence for mindedness and reasoning in social species. We will watch films about animals doing amazing things. We will also explore the ethical implications of this research.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PHIL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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