Is the monkeys' world scientifically impenetrable?

Dittrich, Winand (1992) Is the monkeys' world scientifically impenetrable? [Journal (Paginated)]

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Cheney & Seyfarth (C&S) argue for a hybrid approach which 'place (empiricistic findings) tentatively within the framework of a more mentalistic approach'(p.9). The book is an important contribution to clarify the value and limits of the intentional approach in interpreting monkey behaviour, particularly C&S's excellent field work with vervets. But, unintentionally, it also demonstrates that cognitive science is more a perspective than a scientific discipline. In order to illustrate this, I shall consider the following topics: evolution of intelligence, concept formation, philosophy of science

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:primatology, philosophy, mind, intelligence, concepts, communication, intentionality, monkeys
Subjects:Biology > Animal Behavior
Biology > Animal Cognition
Biology > Behavioral Biology
Biology > Ecology
Biology > Ethology
Biology > Evolution
Biology > Population Biology
Biology > Primatology
Biology > Sociobiology
Biology > Theoretical Biology
ID Code:178
Deposited By: Dittrich, Prof Winand
Deposited On:29 Sep 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53


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