Simone Gozzano

Forms of Thought: Philosphy and Ethnology

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Keywords: Consciousness; Mental Content; Metacognition; Animal Thought; Semantic Opacity; Intentional States.

This paper focuses on the issue of animal mind, considered as broadly as possible. I take steps by considering animal consciousness, in particular what kind of content we can presume animals have in order to have conscious states. This issue opens the problem of mental content. Several problems are discussed with respect to metacognition. The paper proposes to imagine three different types of contents, with the possibility of crediting animals with contents sophisticated enough to grant a form of semantic opacity

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