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Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

By: Duane M Rumbaugh and David A Washburn

326 pages, 35 Illus

Yale University Press

Hardback | Aug 2003 | #142407 | ISBN: 0300099835
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The apparent rationality of some animals' behaviour is now established. Rumbaugh and Washburn probe further, identifying an advanced level of behaviour that reflects animals' natural and active inclination to make sense of the world, and documenting some very creative solutions to challenges. They unify all behaviour into a framework which they call Rational Behaviourism and present it as a way to understand learning, intelligence, and rational behaviour in both animals and humans.

In this remarkable book, Duane Rumbaugh and David Washburn illuminate the questions of primate intelligence with style, with savvy, and with compassion. This is an intensely provocative and readable journey through an important subject. Deborah Blum, author of Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection

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