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Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Michael Tye
Categories: Consciousness in animals
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

A consideration of some of the most common questions about animal minds. Do birds have feelings? Can fish feel pain? Could a honeybee be anxious? For centuries, the question of whether or not animals are conscious like humans has prompted debates among philosophers and scientists. While most people gladly accept
Tense Bees and Shell-shocked Crabs
Language: en
Pages: 231
Authors: Michael Tye
Categories: PHILOSOPHY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

What is it like 'on the inside' for nonhuman animals? Do they feel anything? Most people happily accept that dogs, for example, share many experiences and feelings with us. But what about simpler creatures? Fish? Honeybees? Crabs? Turning to the artificial realm, what about robots? This work presents answers to
Vagueness and the Evolution of Consciousness
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Michael Tye
Categories: PHILOSOPHY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The two dominant theories of consciousness argue it appeared in living beings either suddenly, or gradually. Both theories face problems. The solution is the realization that a foundational consciousness was always here, yet varying conscious states were not, and appeared gradually. Michael Tye explores this idea and the key questions
Flowers and Honeybees
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Christopher Ketcham
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-11 - Publisher: BRILL

The journey towards morality in nature can be seen through the million-year-old relationship of the flowering plant and honeybee social group. Flowers and Honeybees brings what science has learned into a dialog with the philosophy of morality.
Concepts in Thought, Action, and Emotion
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Christoph Demmerling, Dirk Schröder
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-30 - Publisher: Routledge

In recent years, the idea of a concept has become increasingly central to different areas of philosophy. This collection of original essays presents philosophical perspectives on the link between concepts and language, concepts and experience, concepts and know-how, and concepts and emotion. The essays span a variety of interrelated philosophical