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Reaching into Thought: The Minds of the Great Apes

Door Anne E. Russon

Categorie
Algemeen Dieren
Boeknummer
#287338
Titel
Reaching into Thought: The Minds of the Great Apes
Auteur
Russon, Anne E.
Boektype
Paperback
Uitgeverij
Cambridge University Press
Jaar van uitgave
1998
ISBN10
0521644968
ISBN13
9780521644969
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting
What special qualities of mind set the great apes apart from other nonhuman primates, and indeed from ourselves? In this book, field and laboratory researchers show that the great apes have high level abilities in both social and ecological domains, including tool use, pretense, self-awareness, deception, consolation, teaching and culture itself. Great apes are also shown to be capable of thinking at symbolic levels, traditionally considered to be uniquely human. Here, the mechanisms involved in building these abilities - especially the lengthy developmental and 'enculturation' processes - are emphasized, showing how new discoveries are changing views on how primates and human intelligence evolved. This book is for anyone interested in current research and theoretical views of great ape co... (Lees verder)gnition.
Pagina's
464
Conditie
Goed
Prijs
€ 10,00

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