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Sheep do have opinions
Despret, Vinciane mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de philosophie > Département de philosophie >]
Making Things Public. Atmospheres of Democracy
Latour Bruno, Weibel Peter
MIT Press
[en] Sheep primates animals studies hierarchy epistemology
[en] For the past few years the inhabitants of a hamlet on the outskirts of the village of Ingleton in Yorkshire, England, have been witnessing a strange exercise every morning. A woman, said to have been one of the most renowned primatologists in the English-speaking world, spends her day in a field in front of her house, observing animals that she has put there. As she did during her many years of field work in Africa studying apes, primatologist Thelma Rowell patiently notes all the movements, anecdotes and tiny events making up the daily social life of the animals to which she is currently devoting her time. Admittedly, these animals are different to the ones she was used to spending time with: the relations are not characterized by the same intensity, the behaviors are peculiar to the species, the communication does not always pass by the same channels, and the events seem to take place at another pace. But as far as their social expertise is concerned, these animals are certainly on a par with apes.
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