Animal Consciousness: Paradigm Change in the Life Sciences

  title={Animal Consciousness: Paradigm Change in the Life Sciences},
  author={Martin, Ph. D Sch{\"o}nfeld},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
  pages={354 - 381}
  • M. Schönfeld
  • Published 11 December 2006
  • Psychology
  • Perspectives on Science
��� This paper is a review of the breakthroughs in the empirical study of animals. Over the past ave years, a change in basic assumptions about animals and their inner lives has occurred. (For a recent illustration of this paradigm change in the news, see van Schaik 2006.) Old-school scientists proceeded by and large as if animals were merely highly complex machines. Behaviorism was admired for its consistently rigorous methodology, mirroring classical physics in its focus on quantiaable… 
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