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The New Anthropomorphism

By: JS Kennedy

194 pages, Figs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jul 1992 | #16496 | ISBN: 0521422671
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Hardback | Jul 1992 | #16497 | ISBN: 0521410649
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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.

'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


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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