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Automata, receptacles, and selves

@inproceedings{Cavalieri1999AutomataRA,
  title={Automata, receptacles, and selves},
  author={Paola Cavalieri and Harlan B. Miller},
  year={1999}
}
After rejecting Carruthers' conflation of levels of consciousness as implausible and conceptually muddled, and Carruthers' claim that nonhumans are automata as undermined by evolutionary and ethological considerations, we develop a general criticism of contemporary philosophical approaches which, though recognizing nonhuman consciousness, still see animals as mere receptacles of experiences. This is, we argue, due to the fact that, while in the case of humans we grant a self - something that… 
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