Unformatted text preview: their verisicality, for example – and the nature of perception is tranfermed as a result. Unlike the perceptual cognition of an automaton, which has no intrinsic goals, human perception must be considered in terms of a goal, the goal of understanding the world, and it can be criticied, for example, to the extent to which it fails to achieve that goal. Intrinsic goals enter the picture because of the presence of a conscious intelligence, and that, on Descartes’ account, is their proper place” (p. 217). Descartes philosophy is one that I stand by and is the line that Singer could have drawn between humans and aminals. References Gaukroger, S. (2002). Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Mosser, K. (2013). Understanding philosophy . San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc....
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