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Readings in Animal Cognition / Edition 1

Readings in Animal Cognition / Edition 1

by Marc Bekoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 026252208X

ISBN-13: 9780262522083

Pub. Date: 09/02/1997

Publisher: MIT Press

This collection of 24 readings is the first comprehensive treatment of important topics by leading figures in the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of animal cognition. Taken togther the essays provide the nucleus for an introductory course in animal cognition (cognitive ethology and comparative psychology), philosophy of biology, or philosophy of

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This collection of 24 readings is the first comprehensive treatment of important topics by leading figures in the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of animal cognition. Taken togther the essays provide the nucleus for an introductory course in animal cognition (cognitive ethology and comparative psychology), philosophy of biology, or philosophy of mind.Selections are grouped in five sections: Perspectives on Animal Cognition; Cognitive and Evolutionary Explanations; Recognition, Choice, Vigilance, and Play; Communication and Language; and Animal Minds. Seventeen essays are reprinted from the authors much cited two-volume collection, Interpretation and Explanation in the Study of Animal Behavior. One essay taken from that book has been subsequently revised, and five additional essays are recent examples of critical thinking in cognitive ethology.

The preface and final chapter, "Ethics and the Study of Animal Cognition," are new.A Bradford Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262522083
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/02/1997
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
395
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Perspectives on Animal Cognition
Chapter 1 – The Myth of Anthropomorphism
John Andrew Fisher
Chapter 2 – Gendered Knowledge? EXamining Influences on
Scientific and Ethological Inquiries
Lori Gruen
Chapter 3 – Interpretive Cognitive Ethology
Hugh Wilder
Chapter 4 – Concept Attribution in Nonhuman Animals: Theoretical
and Methodological Problems in Ascribing CompleX Mental Processes
Colin Allen and Marc Hauser
Cognitive and Evolutionary EXplanations
Chapter 5 – On Aims and Methods of Cognitive Ethology
Dale Jamieson and Marc Bekoff
Chapter 6 – Aspects of the Cognitive Ethology
of an InjuryFeigning Bird, The Piping Plover
Carolyn Ristau
Chapter 7– Tradition in Animals: Field Observations
and Laboratory Analysis
Bennett G. Galef
Chapter 8 – The Study of Adaptation
Randy Thornhill
Chapter 9 – The Units of Behavior in Evolutionary
EXplanations
Sandra D. Mitchell
Chapter 10 – Levels of Analysis and the Functional
Significance of Helping Behavior
Walter D. Koenig and Ron Mumme
Recognition, Choice, Vigilance, and Play
Chapter 11 – The Ubiquitous Concept of Recognition with Special
Reference to Kin
Andrew R. Blaustein and Richard H. Porter
Chapter 12 – Do Animals Choose Habitats?
Michael Rosenzweig
Chapter 13 – The Influence of Models on the Interpretation
of Vigilance
Steven L. Lima
Chapter 14 – Is There an Evolutionary Biology
of Play?
AleX Rosenberg
Chapter 15 – Intentionality, Social Play, and
Definition
Colin Allen and Marc Bekoff
Communication and Language
Chapter 16 –Communication and EXpectations: A Social Process
and the Cognitive Operation It Depends upon and Influences
W. John Smith
Chapter 17 – Animal Communication and Social
Evolution
Michael Philips and Steven Austad
Chapter 18 – Animal Language: Methodological
and Interpretive Issues
Sue SavageRumbaugh and Karen E. Brakke
Chapter 19 – Knowledge Acquisition and Asymmetry
between Language Comprehension and Production: Dolphins and Apes as General
Models for Animals
Louis M. Herman and Palmer MorrelSamuels
Animal Minds
Chapter 20 – Evolution and Psychological Unity
Roger Crisp
Chapter 21 – The Mental Lives of Nonhuman Animals
John Dupré
Chapter 22 – Inside the Mind of a Monkey
Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney
Chapter 23 – Science and Our Inner Lives: Birds
of Prey, Bats, and the Common (Featherless) Biped
Kathleen Akins
Chapter 24 – Afterword: Ethics and the Study
of Animal Cognition

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