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  1. added 2020-04-23
    What Does It Mean to Be Human, and Not Animal? Examining Montaigne’s Literary Persuasiveness in “Man is No Better Than the Animals”.Rory Collins - 2018 - Sloth: A Journal of Emerging Voices in Human-Animal Studies 4 (1).
    Michel de Montaigne famously argued in “Man is No Better Than the Animals” that humans and non-human animals cannot be dichotomized based on language or reasoning abilities, among other characteristics. This article examines a selection of writing features at play in the text and discusses how successfully they convey Montaigne’s claims. Throughout, I argue that Montaigne presents a superficially convincing case for doubting a categorical distinction between humans and animals on linguistic and rational grounds through the use of rhetorical questions, (...)
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  2. added 2019-09-09
    Rational Inference: The Lowest Bounds.Cameron Buckner - 2019 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 98 (3):697-724.
  3. added 2019-09-02
    Anscombe and The Difference Rationality Makes.Eric Marcus - forthcoming - In Adrian Haddock & Rachael Wiseman (eds.), Anscombean Minds. Routledge.
    Anscombe famously argues that to act intentionally is to act under a description, and that “it is the agent's knowledge of what he is doing that gives the descriptions under which what is going on is the execution of an intention.” Further, she takes ‘knows’ to mean that the agent can give these descriptions herself. It would seem to follow that animals cannot act intentionally. However, she denies this, insisting that although animals cannot express intentions, they can have them. But (...)
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  4. added 2019-06-04
    Beyond Assimilationism and Differentialism. Comment on Glock.Keil Geert - 2012 - In Julian Nida-Rümelin Elif Özmen (ed.), Welt der Gründe. pp. 914-922.
    In a number of articles, Hans-Johann Glock has argued against the »lingualist« view that higher mental capacities are a prerogative of language-users. He has defended the »assimilationist« claim that the mental capacities of humans and of non-human animals differ only in degree. In the paper under discussion, Glock argues that animals are capable of acting for reasons, provided that reasons are construed along the lines of the new »objectivist« theory of practical reasons.
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  5. added 2019-05-13
    Apes Are Intuitive Statisticians.Hannes Rakoczy, Annette Clüver, Liane Saucke, Nicole Stoffregen, Alice Gräbener, Judith Migura & Josep Call - 2014 - Cognition 131 (1):60-68.
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  6. added 2019-05-13
    The Ecological Rationality of Delay Tolerance: Insights From Capuchin Monkeys.Elsa Addessi, Fabio Paglieri & Valentina Focaroli - 2011 - Cognition 119 (1):142-147.
  7. added 2019-05-13
    We Don't Need a Microscope to Explore the Chimpanzee's Mind.Daniel Povinelli & Vonk & Jennifer - 2006 - In Susan Hurley & Matthew Nudds (eds.), Rational Animals? Oxford University Press.
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    Multi-Stage Mental Process for Economic Choice in Capuchins.Camillo Padoa-Schioppa, Lucia Jandolo & Elisabetta Visalberghi - 2006 - Cognition 99 (1):B1-B13.
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    Intelligence and Rational Behaviour in the Bottle-Nosed Dolphin.Louis M. Herman - 2006 - In Susan Hurley & Matthew Nudds (eds.), Rational Animals? Oxford University Press.
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    Belief Attribution Tasks with Dolphins: What Social Minds Can Reveal About Animal Rationality.Alain J.-P. C. Tschudin - 2006 - In Susan Hurley & Matthew Nudds (eds.), Rational Animals? Oxford University Press.
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  11. added 2019-04-29
    Animais Essencialmente Racionais.Matheus Gomes Reis Pinto - 2016 - Cognitio-Estudos 13 (13):277-303.
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