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The Primordial EmotionsThe dawning of consciousness$
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Derek Denton

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199203147

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203147.001.0001

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The appetite for salt and the mind: intention in salt mining elephants

The appetite for salt and the mind: intention in salt mining elephants

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(p.75) Chapter 5 The appetite for salt and the mind: intention in salt mining elephants
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The Primordial Emotions
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Derek Denton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203147.003.0005

This chapter examines the appetite for salt in the elephants in Mount Elgon, Kenya, and their intentions in salt mining. It describes the behaviour of the elephants within the salt caves and discusses the relation between body fluid regulation and the emergence of intension. It suggests that the questions on phosphate appetite and iron intake involve fascinating aspects of behaviour of animals in the wild because their of intentional behaviour, at least towards phosphate sources.

Keywords:   elephants, Mount Elgon, Kenya, salt, body fluid regulation, intention, animal behaviour

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