Sunday, 19 November 2000

From "'Allgemeine Betrachtungen über die Triebe der Thiere [...]"

By Hermann Samuel Reimarus.

The animal condition of humans itself gives us the rule by which we have to judge animals and their actions. We find it without and prior to the exercise of reason, not only amongst humans who have grown up with animals, but also in children before they reflect, and indeed in adults, whenever they operate not according to concepts and considerations, but rather pure emotion.

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