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Would humans without language be apes?

Vauclair, J (2003) Would humans without language be apes? [Book Chapter]

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The bedrock of comparative psychology of cognition, especially where nonhuman primates are concerned, rests on Darwin's famous account according to which continuity would be the main trait leading from the animal to the human mind. This idea was popularized through the statement in which Darwin postulated only quantitative differences between humans and the other species, namely "the difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind" (Darwin, 1871, p. 128)...

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:language, animal communication, phylogeny, apes, monkeys, humans
Subjects:Psychology > Comparative Psychology
ID Code:3601
Deposited By:Vauclair, Pr Jacques
Deposited On:30 Apr 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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