Bibs the Cat
9. a little black and white philosophy
stopped what I was doing when Bibs came round the corner.
put it down on the grass, oh, that. she shrugged. Its
what I do.
She looked at me, I take it you havent read Kumars 2006 treatise in Permissible killing and the irrelevance of being human?
No, I havent, and I dare say I probably wont ever.
Aye, she said, youll be more ethical guy Hume, Locke? she blinked.
I said, I have read them
principles of truth I can go with up to a point, She banged on,
the truths of mathematical statements, for instance. I mean in
the cat world, two plus two nearly always makes four, but all us cats
agree that the sum of the internal angles in a triangle always comes
to 180 degrees. Basically, some truths when proved, they cant
be unproved. However, his other truth concerns things that actually
exist in the world. She took a big breath, so, I am a cat,
ergo, as Descartes said, je pense, donc je suis. However, and this is
where I separate myself from Hume
and Locke, she said,
oh, and Berkley too, as they argue against innate knowledge, asserting
that human beings cannot have ideas in their minds of which they are
not aware. This is untrue in the cat world where we go on instinct.
Instinct is innate. That bird flew too close and my instinct was to
kill it. I was unaware of this till it happened and now that bird is
swear that was the first time I ever heard a cat tut.
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