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Gabriela Nogueira

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Do you think that animals are completely free?

I've been thinking a lot about this and, personally, I think that animals are free. They have no obligations or judgments. They only follow their instinct, different from us human beings, that follow reason. So, that's the point: Do they know that they are free? And what worth the animal's freedom if they don't know that they are free? Is the idea of freedom exclusive of the rational beings?

I really would like to know your opinions, they are very important.
Thank you!


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  • Apr 18 2013: Animals appear to possess pure intention in their actions. How can a sentient being be more free than absolute conviction to the reality of their existence. Homo sapiens's desires circumvent true freedom of mind and action. This is to say the guilt of morality and ethics confines us. The freedom of animals…are the chains that bind us to our humanity and define what we fear the most.

    But ALL of this is conjecture.

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