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Single Idea 4914

[catalogued under 18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 6. Rationality]

Full Idea

A frog will starve to death surrounded by dead flies.

Gist of Idea

A frog will starve to death surrounded by dead flies

Source

Rita Carter (Mapping the Mind [1998], p.195)

Book Reference

Carter,Rita: 'Mapping the Mind' [Phoenix 2000], p.195


A Reaction

A nice warning against assuming that rationality is operating when a frog feels hungry and 'decides' to have lunch. We should take comfort from the fact that humans are NOT this stupid, and philosophers should try to accurately describe our gift.