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dc.contributor.authorAllen, Colin
dc.contributor.authorHauser, Marc David
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-19T19:18:14Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.citationAllen, Colin, and Marc David Hauser. 1991. Concept attribution in nonhuman animals: Theoretical and methodological problems in ascribing complex mental processes. Philosophy of Science 58(2): 221-240.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0031-8248en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3512194
dc.description.abstractThe demise of behaviorism has made ethologists more willing to ascribe mental states to animals. However, a methodology that can avoid the charge of excessive anthropomorphism is needed. We describe a series of experiments that could help determine whether the behavior of nonhuman animals towards dead conspecifics is concept mediated. These experiments form the basis of a general point. The behavior of some animals is clearly guided by complex mental processes. The techniques developed by comparative psychologists and behavioral ecologists are able to provide us with the tools to critically evaluate hypotheses concerning the continuity between human minds and animal minds.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1086/289613en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleConcept Attribution in Nonhuman Animals: Theoretical and Methodological Problems in Ascribing Complex Mental Processesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalPhilosophy of Science -East Lansing-en_US
dash.depositing.authorHauser, Marc David
dc.date.available2010-01-19T19:18:14Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/289613*
dash.contributor.affiliatedHauser, Marc David
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5392-8510


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