The discussion of animal mind in this paper is based on an idealist philosophy contending that
only conscious experience is real, based on the transpersonal notion of collective conscious experience.
The latter has earlier been explained by the author as experience referred to a group of
humans as the subject, the We. Here it is contended that also a group of humans and animals
can be seen as the subject of collective conscious experiences. The author argues that the notion
of collective conscious experience provides a possibility for studying the problems of animal mind
and the related human problem of “other minds” in a detailed and rational way.
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