Abstract

Abstract:

In response to my argument against Aristotle's claim that humans are more political than other animals, Edward Jacobs counters that the evidence I use from cognitive ethology and my application of evolutionary principles fail to demonstrate that other animals are as political as humans. Jacobs furthermore suggests that humans are more political than other animals by pointing to the political variation in human communities. In this article, I defend my use of evolutionary principles and my interpretation of anecdotes from cognitive ethology, while challenging Jacobs's assertion that human political variation implies that humans are more political than other animals.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2160-1267
Print ISSN
2156-5414
Pages
pp. 159-165
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-28
Open Access
No
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