Category Archives: Animals

Give Behaviourism to the Dogs

It seems to me that on the pragmatist theory of truth, which says basically that some belief is true if and only if it is useful given our intentions, one might be tempted to simply subscribe to a form of behaviourism … Continue reading

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The perception of Time is apperceptive

It occurred to me yesterday that the perception of time may be apperceptive – that is, it may belong only to those creatures who not only perceive, but perceive that they perceive. Human beings, as far as we know, are … Continue reading

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Animal Domestication, Suffering and the Vegan Axiom

I was wondering recently about a generally acknowledged vegan axiom which stipulates that it would be objectively better if human beings had not domesticated animals, and it is this conviction which often underlies the conviction that we ought not use … Continue reading

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Fixity of Species

The question of the Fixity of species is one which, as a Theologian interested in issues surrounding the “Intelligent Design and Evolution” controversy, has often struck me as a senseless question. It seems to me that the semantic difference between … Continue reading

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Appetitive quality of Monads

I was thinking recently about how Leibniz accounted for the phenomenon of time. On an A theory of time, it is easy to account for the phenomenon of one event succeeding another; namely one simply appeals to ontology, because events … Continue reading

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