Readings in Animal Cognition

Readings in Animal Cognition - A Bradford Book

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Publisher's Synopsis

This collection of 24 readings is a comprehensive treatment of important topics by leading figures in the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of animal cognition. Taken together 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 Behaviour". 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, "Ethics and the Study of Animal Cognition", are new.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262522083
Publisher: MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 591.51
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 379
Weight: 862g
Height: 251mm
Width: 175mm
Spine width: 25mm