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Speaking Of Animals

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The actual speaking of animals may not be the same as us, speaking through them. What precisely is at stake in imagining the speaking of animals? That we become more like animals or that animals become more like us? Far from being innocent, ape nature is powerful and dangerous to humans. No wonder it is necessary to have the animal exclusively speak so that we can understand him. Empathy with animals forms the basis for distinguishing between humans and the artificial humans, or androids. The response is hardwired. It can't be faked. The conviction that animal communication can be understood by us on the model of language is so strong that it permeates scientific discourse.

Keywords: ape nature; speaking of animals



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