In Julian Nida-Rümelin Elif Özmen (ed.), Welt der Gründe. pp. 914-922 (2012)

Geert Keil
Humboldt-University, Berlin
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.
Keywords anthropological difference  animal mentality  acting for reasons  assimilationism  differentialism
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