Many years back I read one book of most humbug writer Richard Dawkins who showly wrote that animals have no consciousness not seen them weeping just like man.
I know a lot of people who respect PGS, but I found this piece completely unconvincing.
Descriptions are not completely powerless, though, in helping us get a grip on what the experience of another might be like. What a description can do, often very effectively, is prompt memories and guide the imagination—it can elicit memories of experiences that one has actually had and guide the construction of variations on these memories.
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