Posts by Jennifer Billock

We tackle the age-old question: Do animals experience consciousness?

Cogito ergo sum. ‘I think, therefore I am.’ Descartes’ famous statement from 1637 was possibly one of the first attempts at philosophically determining what consciousness is exactly. He believed that just the capability of thought proved consciousness is there. But what is consciousness, really? We know it’s there—we live it every day. It’s that intangible … Continued