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18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 5. Rationality / c. Animal rationality

[non-human capacity to reason]

4 ideas
Animals live by sensations, and some have good memories, but they don't connect experiences [Aristotle]
Aristotle and the Stoics denied rationality to animals, while Platonists affirmed it [Aristotle, by Sorabji]
Do we use reason to distinguish people from animals, or use that difference to define reason? [Scruton]
A frog will starve to death surrounded by dead flies [Carter,R]