The Natural Science of the Human Species: An Introduction to Comparative Behavioral Research: The

The Natural Science of the Human Species: An Introduction to Comparative Behavioral Research: The "Russian Manuscript"(1944-1948) / Edition 1

by Konrad Lorenz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262621207

ISBN-13: 9780262621205

Pub. Date: 08/01/1997

Publisher: MIT Press

edited from the author's posthumous works by Agnes von CranachHere Am I Where Are You?: The Behavior of the Greylag Goose was thought to be Konrad Lorenz's last book. However, in 1991 the "Russian Manuscript" was discovered in an attic, and its subsequent publication in German has become a scientific sensation. Written under the most extreme conditions in

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edited from the author's posthumous works by Agnes von CranachHere Am I Where Are You?: The Behavior of the Greylag Goose was thought to be Konrad Lorenz's last book. However, in 1991 the "Russian Manuscript" was discovered in an attic, and its subsequent publication in German has become a scientific sensation. Written under the most extreme conditions in Soviet prison camps, the "Russian Manuscript" was the first outline of a large-scale work on behavioralscience. This translation contains a synopsis of all the ideas thatmade Lorenz famous as the founder of ethology, the study of comparative animal behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262621205
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword
Translator's Foreword
What Is Our God?
Part One: Introduction to Comparative Behavioral Research
1Natural Science and Idealistic Philosophy5
2Induction5
3The Consistent Hierarchical System in the Natural Sciences39
4On the Possibility of a Synthesis Between the Natural Sciences and the Humanities53
5General Attempts to Define Life83
6The Unique Historical Origins of Organisms and the Phylogenetic Approach99
7The Organism as an Entity and Analysis on a Broad Front137
8Finality151
9The Mind-Body Problem157
10Preconditions179
11Vitalism185
12Mechanism195
13The Implications of the Conflict Between Vitalism and Mechanism for Behavioral Research209
14The Inductive Basis of Comparative Ethology213
15Animal Keeping as a Research Method221
16The Origin of the Comparative Phylogenetic Approach in Behavioral Research235
17The First Steps in the Nomothetic Stage241
18The Research Personalities of Whitman and Heinroth and Their Findings245
19The Discovery of "Appetitive Behavior" by Welfare Craig259
20My Own Contribution to an Understanding of the Instinctive Motor Pattern271
21Erich von Holst's Discovery of Automatic Stimulus Production in the Central Nervous System287
22Implications for the Analysis of Related Phenomena303
23Conclusions313
Bibliography317
Index325

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