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Animal minds

Animal minds

Author: Donald R Griffin
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A piping plover feigns a broken wing to lure a predator away from her nest. A vervet monkey "cries wolf" and misleads his neighbors. A sea otter uses a stone to break open abalone shells. Communicating, using tools, making tactical gestures and strategic moves, animals often display what looks to us like conscious, even calculated behavior. In this riveting book, Donald Griffin, a pioneer in the study of animal  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Griffin
ISBN: 0226308634 9780226308630 0226308642 9780226308647
OCLC Number: 25316110
Description: x, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Animal mentality --
Finding food --
Predation --
Construction of artifacts --
Tools and special devices --
Concepts --
Physiological indices of thinking --
Communication as evidence of thinking --
Symbolic communication --
Deception and manipulation --
Apes and dolphins --
The significance of animal consciousness.
Responsibility: Donald R. Griffin.


Griffin draws on the research in animal behavior, the philosophy of mind, and cognitive science of the 1980s and 1990s to broaden the terms in which one can consider the nature and potential of  Read more...


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