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Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Ethology

Species of Mind The Philosophy and Biology of Cognitive Ethology

By: Colin Allen and Marc Beckoff
209 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: MIT Press
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About this book

Studies the comparative, evolutionary and ecological aspects of the mental phenomena of animals, linking them to philosophical theories of mind and empirical studies of animal cognition.

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Cognitive ethology and philosophy of mind - an interdisciplinary approach; a brief historical account of classical ethology and cognitive ethology; what is behaviour?; but is it science?; from folk psychology to cognitive ethology; intentionality, social play and communication; antipredatory behaviour - from vigilance to recognition to action; consciousness - essential or dispensable?; toward an interdisciplinary science of cognitive ethology - synthesizing field, laboratory and armchair approaches.

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Marc Bekoff is Professor of Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
By: Colin Allen and Marc Beckoff
209 pages, no illustrations
Publisher: MIT Press
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