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Conference in French : Peculiarity, subjectivity and emergence of the animal consciousness by Dr. Franck COSSON, PhD

Contributed by: Interdisciplinary European Academy of Sciences - Academie Europeenne Interdisciplinaire des Sciences

From 2017-04-03 to 2017-04-03, France
Franck Cosson is Maître de Conférences at the University of Nancy / France and member of AEIS/Nancy
Place : Maison de l'AX, 5 rue Descartes, F-75005 Paris, France
Date : April 3, 2017
Time : 17:00
Title : Peculiarity, subjectivity and emergence of the animal consciousness

Abstract :
Do animals reach conscious experiments? Is it necessary to consider them full subjects? This conference shows that certain animals reach a notion of what they feel as sensitive subjects on the basis of a global physical auto-affectation. The proposed hypothesis tries to establish that certain species escape the strict determinism on the basis of a relation distinguished with their environment. This individualised relation, based on the memorisation and the reinstatement of the past experiment, let appear subjective states reactivated in the report to the practised environment. This singularisation and this subjectivation of the animal conducts are discussed in the light of theories of the cerebral functioning and the emergence of original cognitive capacities, of data stemming from the behavioural ecology and of philosophic conceptions integrating the problem of the relations body/ consciousness.

References :
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Maine de Biran (2001), Essai sur les fondements de la psychologie, Vrin.

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    Interdisciplinary European Academy of Sciences - Academie Europeenne Interdisciplinaire des Sciences
    5 rue Descartes
    F-75005 Paris
    France
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animal, consciousness
Record Number: 149276 / Last updated on: 2017-03-13
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