On the Reason of Animals: Historical Antecedents to the Logic of Modern Behaviorism

  title={On the Reason of Animals: Historical Antecedents to the Logic of Modern Behaviorism},
  author={F. Muckler},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={863 - 882}
  • F. Muckler
  • Published 1963
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Reports
The nature of the differences and similarities between man and animals is one of the oldest controversies in the history of Western intellectual thought. From Aristotle to Hume, it was a central philosophical problem. The peak of activity was reached from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century ending, as a philosophical issue, with the work of Hume. In the present view, support for a naturalistic interpretation is provided principally through the influence of Montaigne, Bayle, and Hume… Expand
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