Mali is surely a hero. But can a dog really be brave? | Julian Baggini

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It may seem anthropomorphic to give a Belgian malinois the Dickin medal for fighting insurgents in Kabul. Perhaps philosophy has the answer

If ever a member of Her Majesty’s armed forces deserved a medal for bravery, it was surely the hero who dodged booby-traps and helped clear militants from a Kabul tower block, despite sustaining horrendous shrapnel injuries. This was a battle-hardened warrior who had already “shown his mettle and built a reputation among all the guys”, according to a brother in arms in the Special Boat Service.

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Human and animal bravery may not be as different as we think. Both are often kinds of instinctive impulses to help

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