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Book review of Allen & Bekoff (1997) on Cognitive Ethology

Dittrich, W.H. (1998) Book review of Allen & Bekoff (1997) on Cognitive Ethology. [Journal (Paginated)]

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In this review of Allen & Bekoff's Species of Mind (1997), underlying theoretical assumptions of cognitive ethology are examined from a biological and philosophical viewpoint. In particular, the aim of the book to constitute a foundational concept for cognitive ethology is addressed. The ambiguity of theory-of-mind approaches in animal cognition is discussed as a major problem for causal explanations in behavioural biology.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:cognitive ethology, consciousness, intentionality, folk psychology, theory-of-mind approach, behaviourism, animal cognition, philosophy of science, methodology, animal behaviour, naturalizing the mind, mental continuity
Subjects:Biology > Theoretical Biology
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:181
Deposited By:Dittrich, Winand
Deposited On:02 Dec 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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