La Belle Assemblée, 1 (1806), 568–70.
On the Notion of the Soul of Beasts: Some New Lights on the Notion of the Souls of Beasts, Their Language, and Other Interesting Particulars in the Constitution of Their Nature
Animal Behaviour, Language, Astronomy
States: 'Descartes, pursuant to the principle of explaining all the actions of beasts by the laws of mechanism, pretended that they were but mere machines, or pure automatons; but in this age of extensive improvement and general information, our reason seems to run counter to such sentiment, and even to banish it from society' (568).
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