Readings in Animal Cognition

Readings in Animal Cognition

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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, qEthics and the Study of Animal Cognition, q are new.A Bradford Bookbecause Wade studied artificial selection and not because the research was done in the lab. ... that results from studies of artificial selection that demonstrate or falsify a particular microevolutionary process cannot be viewed as evidence for oranbsp;...

Title:Readings in Animal Cognition
Author:Marc Bekoff, Dale Jamieson
Publisher:MIT Press - 1996


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