Nature pt. 2

Annotations from the reading..

I didn’t agree with the idea that there is no difference between natural landscapes and cultural landscapes.

Natural vs Cultural Landscape: Natural landscapes is the original landscape that existed before humans made any changes to it. Cultural landscape is the cultural properties that represent the combined works of nature and humans.

When he mentioned if animals had souls, I didn’t know wether to agree of disagree. Descartes said that speech embodied human rationality. So if you can talk then you are considered human therefore you have a soul. Intelligence didn’t matter. I still don’t know where I stand with this.

Gassendi doesn’t accept that animals exhibit behavior similar to the human language. Today, it is obvious that animals have they’re own way of communicating with each other. Not through physical words, but they do communicate through sound and body language.



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