Descartes may have been human, after all

He may have been human, after all: “We are reliably informed … that Descartes owned a little dog – Monsieur Grat – upon whom he lavished much affection, and who used to accompany him on his walks.”
CROPPED R. Descartes, Portret van Rene Descartes, Jonas Suyderhoef, after Frans Hals, 1650 to 1675
– P. Harrison, “Descartes on Animals”, The Philosophical Quarterly 42 (1992), 219-27, here 220

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