Awareness: Animal reflections

@article{Bekoff2002AwarenessAR,
  title={Awareness: Animal reflections},
  author={Marc Bekoff},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={419},
  pages={255-255}
}
  • M. Bekoff
  • Published 19 September 2002
  • Philosophy
  • Nature
On traditional measures, many animals appear to have a sense of 'body-ness' or 'mine-ness', but no sense of 'I-ness'. 
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