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Why not ask “Does the chimpanzee have a soul?”

  • William M. Baum (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 February 1998

The question, “Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind?” is logically identical to the question, “Does the chimpanzee have a soul?” It is a peculiarity of our culture that we talk about anyone having a mind, and such talk is unhelpful for a science of behavior. The label “killjoy hypothesis” is an ad hominem attack.

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