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Machiavellian Intelligence Social Expertise and the Evolution of Intellect in Monkeys, Apes and Humans

By: Byrne
Machiavellian Intelligence
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  • Machiavellian Intelligence ISBN: 9780198521754 Paperback Jul 1988 In stock
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Edited by Richard W Byrne and Andrew Whiten
`A highly cohesive book that will serve as an excellent introduction to social intelligence' Nature Contributors include Frans De Waal, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Alison Jolly, Robert Seyfarth, Emil Menzel and Marc Hauser.

432 pages


Andrew Whiten & Richard Byrne: Editorial: The Machiavellian intelligence hypotheses; THE ORIGINS OF THE IDEA: Nicholas Humphrey: The social function of intellect; Alison Jolly: Lemur social behaviour and primate intelligence; Michael Chance & Allan Mead: Social behaviour and primate evolution; Andrew Whiten & Richard Byrne: Editorial: Taking (Machiavellian) intelligence apart; WHAT PRIMATES KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS: Robert Seyfarth & Dorothy Cheney: Do monkeys understand their relationships?; Verena Dasser: Mapping social concepts in monkeys; Peter Smith: The cognitive demands of children's social interactions with peers; SOCIAL COMPLEXITY: THE EFFECT OF A THIRD PARTY: Hans Kummer: Tripartite relations in hamadryas baboons; Frans de Waal: Chimpanzee politics; Alexander Harcourt: Alliances in contests and social intelligence; ARE PRIMATES MIND-READERS?: Emil Menzel: A group of chimpanzees in a one-acre field: leadership and communication; David Premack: 'Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind' revisited; Daniel Dennett: The intentional stance in theory and practice; DECEPTION: Richard Byrne & Andrew Whiten: Tactical deception of familiar individuals in baboons; Andrew Whiten & Richard Byrne: The manipulation of attention in primate tactical deception; Sue Savage-Rumbaugh & Kelly McDonald: Deception and social manipulation in symbol-using apes; Peter LaFreniere: The ontogeny of tactical deception in humans; SOCIAL OR NON-SOCIAL ORIGINS OF INTELLIGENCE? Dorothy Cheney & Robert Seyfarth: Social and non-social knowledge in vervet monkeys; Thomas Wynn: Tools and the evolution of human intelligence; Katherine Milton: Foraging behaviour and the evolution of primate cognition; EXPLOITING THE EXPERTISE OF OTHERS: Eduard Stammbach: An experimental study of social knowledge: adaptation to the special manipulative skills of single individuals in a Macaca fascicularis group; Marc Hauser: Invention and social transmission: new data from wild vervet monkeys; TAKING STOCK: John Crook: The experiential context of intellect; Alison Jolly: The evolution of purpose; References; Index.

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"Unusually well organized, integrated, and edited, unlike so many haphazard collections of edited papers. The theoretical position is intriguing, and the evidence convincing....The papers are generally excellent." --American Scientist
"In summary, the reader of Machiavellian Intelligence will find the book promising for generating new hypotheses and additional questions about the evolution of intelligence, phylogenetic differences in social intelligence, and sources of selection pressure for attentional manipulation such as deception, to mention just a few. These topics could be explored fruitfully using the book as a reader in an interdisciplinary seminar with graduate students from psychology, anthropology, and zoology and would surely provide for a lively and thoughtful exchange of ideas and opinions. Clearly the topic of primate social intelligence, enthusiastically launched by this collection of writings, offers much tinder for future research." --International Journal of P
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