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dc.contributor.authorNikolajeva, M
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-16T13:52:34Z
dc.date.available2018-10-16T13:52:34Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0045-6713
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/283819
dc.description.abstractThe title of this article alludes to the famous work that cognitive studies inevitably return to: “What is it like to be a bat?” by Thomas Nagel (1974). While it is possible to imagine what it might be like to be a bat, for instance, to fly, to hang upside down and to use echolocation, a bat's subjective perception is presumably so different from a human being's that it can never become a shared experience (see also Blackmore 2005, pp. 6-9). We cannot access the consciousness of a bat, or a cat, or a rat; we cannot even be sure that animals have consciousness, or whether some of them do while others don't. In 2012, a group of international scholars adopted The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, stating that all animals are sentient (Bekoff, 2012). While this is doubtless a decisive step for animal rights movement, from a philosophical point of view it is problematic. The most basic definition of consciousness includes the awareness of being sentient: does a bat know that it is a bat? Does a bat understand batness as a distinctive feature of selfhood?
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.titleWhat is it Like to be a Child? Childness in the Age of Neuroscience
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage37
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationNameChildren's Literature in Education
prism.startingPage23
prism.volume50
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.30971
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-16
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s10583-018-9373-7
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-03-15
dc.contributor.orcidNikolajeva, Maria [0000-0002-0015-1648]
dc.identifier.eissn1573-1693
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2019-02-05
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 10:54:15 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-03-15


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