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u/LicianDragon · 6 pointsr/biology

Animals Wise by Virginia Morrel

> Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a fish? Or a parrot, dolphin, or an elephant? Do they experience thoughts that are similar to ours, or have feelings of grief and love? These are tough questions, but scientists are answering them. They know that ants teach and rats love to be tickled. They’ve discovered that dogs have thousand-word vocabularies and that birds practice their songs in their sleep. But how do scientists know these things?
> Animal Wise takes us on a dazzling odyssey into the inner world of animals and among the pioneering researchers who are leading the way into once-forbidden territory: the animal mind. Morell uses her formidable gifts as a storyteller to transport us to field sites and laboratories around the world, introducing us to animal-cognition scientists and their surprisingly intelligent and sensitive subjects. She explores how this rapidly evolving, controversial field has only recently overturned old notions about why animals behave as they do. In this surprising and moving book, Morell brings the world of nature brilliantly alive in a nuanced, deeply felt appreciation of the human-animal bond.

u/ktool · 5 pointsr/CrazyIdeas

They also ask questions. "What color Alex?"

u/Doglatine · 3 pointsr/askphilosophy

I certainly don't mind answering - I think it's a really cool (and developing but still underdeveloped) area of philosophy that is also nicely integrated with research in biology and psychology, and has some very serious ethical dimensions. It stems primarily from philosophy of mind and addresses questions like how different animals think, and whether they think differently from humans; which animals have conscious experiences; what psychological capacities are required for feeling pain and/or suffering; and why different mental states may have evolved. A very accessible introductory book that tackles both scientific and philosophical issues is Virginia Morell's superb Animal Wise, while a slightly more technical philosophical introduction is Kristin Andrews' The Animal Mind.