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Unformatted text preview: child. They may have the ability but they dont, which shows that their souls are completely different in nature from ours, and dont include any capacity to reason. Animals cannot speak in the same manner as humans because they cannot reason. Humans use words to express what they are thinking, therefore the ability to think is required to speak the way humans do. Descartes also realizes that animals may be speaking, but humans may not understand that they are. The nature of the mind also differentiates animals and humans. Humans use words not only because they have the ability to, but also because it is apart of natural order of life. Since animals do not have minds but the organs that are capable of speech, nature is driving force of their behavior. Understanding the difference between how animals and humans use words further enlightens humans about how the soul and the body and two separate entities....
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- Spring '08