Mindreading Animals

Mindreading Animals

The Debate Over What Animals Know About Other Minds

Book - 2011
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"Lurz presents a new approach to understanding what mindreading in animals might be, offering a bottom-up model of mental-state attribution that is built upon cognitive abilities that animals are known to possess rather than on a preconceived view of the mind applicable to mindreading abilities in humans. Lurz goes on to describe an innovative series of new experimental protocols for animal mindreading research that overcome a persistent methodological problem in the field, known as the "logical problem" or "Povinelli's challenge." These protocols show in detail how various types of animals--from apes to monkeys to ravens to dogs--can be tested for perceptual state and belief attribution"--Jacket.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780262016056
Branch Call Number: 591.513 L967m 2011
Characteristics: xviii, 245 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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