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Unformatted text preview: machines function one could learn much about human behavior. Since LaMettrie believed humans had no souls but could think and communicate then animals must be able to do the same. This sparked his interest in trying to teach animals language. If he could teach animals language then he could justify animals as thinking creatures and if animals dont have souls then why should humans? LaMettrie fell ill in November of 1751 and passed away at the age of 43. References: http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/LaMettrie/Eulogy/ http://pubpages.unh.edu/~jel/512/primate_people.html http://coursenligne.u-strasbg.fr/depotcel/DepotCel/142/cours %20histo/Diapositive14_883,7091.JPG http://books.google.com/books? id=DGfnPMm6ad4C&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=LaMettrie's+study+on+human+behavior&source =web&ots=ce-_b0_MxL&sig=M8mHjkxuYHkWMKUqLqDjGj7OphE http://beastrabban.wordpress.com/2007/11/19/sue-blackmore-and-the-suicide-of-the-enlightenment/...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PSY 4391 taught by Professor Ginsburg during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.
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