The article focuses on Rosmini’s concept of instinctive behaviour, as it is developed in the Anthropology in Aid of the Moral Science. Rosmini refers to instinct in opposition to a widespread trend towards the mechanization of the animal; to this aim, he includes in the animal’s instinctuality the faculty of imagination. Animal imagination is seen as responsi-ble for behavioural phenomena such as imitation and sympathy, and can even constitute an inner world organized around reliable space-time coordinates. In the concluding re-marks, it will be shown that Rosmini’s approach was highly original in the contemporary and immediately subsequent Italian philosophical context.

Between Instinct and Imagination. Antonio Rosmini's Discussion of Animal Behaviour in the 'Anthropology as an Aid to the moral Science' / Brentari, Carlo. - In: ROSMINI STUDIES. - ISSN 2385-216X. - ELETTRONICO. - 2017:4(2017), pp. 187-199.

Between Instinct and Imagination. Antonio Rosmini's Discussion of Animal Behaviour in the 'Anthropology as an Aid to the moral Science'.

Carlo Brentari
2017

Abstract

The article focuses on Rosmini’s concept of instinctive behaviour, as it is developed in the Anthropology in Aid of the Moral Science. Rosmini refers to instinct in opposition to a widespread trend towards the mechanization of the animal; to this aim, he includes in the animal’s instinctuality the faculty of imagination. Animal imagination is seen as responsi-ble for behavioural phenomena such as imitation and sympathy, and can even constitute an inner world organized around reliable space-time coordinates. In the concluding re-marks, it will be shown that Rosmini’s approach was highly original in the contemporary and immediately subsequent Italian philosophical context.
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Brentari, Carlo
Between Instinct and Imagination. Antonio Rosmini's Discussion of Animal Behaviour in the 'Anthropology as an Aid to the moral Science' / Brentari, Carlo. - In: ROSMINI STUDIES. - ISSN 2385-216X. - ELETTRONICO. - 2017:4(2017), pp. 187-199.
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