@misc{cogprints178, volume = {15}, title = {Is the monkeys' world scientifically impenetrable?}, author = {Winand Dittrich}, year = {1992}, pages = {152}, journal = {Behavioral and Brain Sciences}, keywords = {primatology, philosophy, mind, intelligence, concepts, communication, intentionality, monkeys}, url = {http://cogprints.org/178/}, abstract = {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} }