Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wrong, New Scientist

Animals don't have a self-conceptmy foot.

You should now change your name to New Scientism.

3 comments:

dnnsmccrmck said...

But... it says right there: "There is some evidence in a few animals for [a well-developed sense of self], notably great apes, dolphins and elephants."

cgerrish said...

My foot, my tutor.

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mqrarchive/act2080.0016.003?view=image&seq=48&size=100

and of course, The Tempest.

cmkeys said...

Body schema and peripersonal space are present in so many animals. If an animal doesn't modify its body schema / peripersonal space dynamics in response to a mirror, that is not an indication that it lacks a sense of self.