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The New Anthropomorphism

By: JS Kennedy
194 pages, Figs
The New Anthropomorphism
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About this book

An account of the ways in which anthropomorphism leads to errors in animal behaviour studies, and suggestions for avoiding it.

Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Anthropomorphism and teleology, explicit anthropomorphism, behaviourist taboo, uniqueness of Man, consciousness, unconsciousness, compulsive anthropomorphism; 3. Instinct, nest-building, search images, language, imitation, functions as causes, imbalance; 4. Migration, purpose and goal, efference copy, motivation; 5. Intentionality, cognition, self-awareness, suffering; 6. Hierarchy, displacement, inhibition, trail-following; 7. Illusions, indulgence, neoanthropomorphism, prescription; Bibliography.

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By: JS Kennedy
194 pages, Figs
Media reviews
'Anyone interested in animal welfare should read this book.' P. J. B. Slater, Animal Welfare 'This is an important book that will encourage a more scientific study of animal behaviour.' Robert Barrass, Journal of Biological Education
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