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[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 7. Animal Minds]

Full Idea

No one knows if animals are conscious.

Gist of Idea

No one knows if animals are conscious


Rita Carter (Mapping the Mind [1998], p.155)

Book Reference

Carter,Rita: 'Mapping the Mind' [Phoenix 2000], p.155

A Reaction

This is a report from the front line of brain research, and should be born in mind when over-confident people make pronouncements about this topic. It strikes me as important to grasp that animals MIGHT not be conscious.