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The Resource Animal minds, Donald R. Griffin

Animal minds, Donald R. Griffin

Label
Animal minds
Title
Animal minds
Statement of responsibility
Donald R. Griffin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A piping plover feigns a broken wing to lure a predator away from her nest. A vervet monkey "cries wolf" and misleads his neighbors. A sea otter uses a stone to break open abalone shells. Communicating, using tools, making tactical gestures and strategic moves, animals often display what looks to us like conscious, even calculated behavior. In this riveting book, Donald Griffin, a pioneer in the study of animal behavior, investigates the mystery of the animal mind. He makes a persuasive argument (highly controversial in some scientific circles) that animals do think. Building on his groundbreaking work in The Question of Animal Awareness and Animal Thinking, Griffin brings together what we now know about animal cognition. He draws on the last decade's research in animal behavior, the philosophy of mind, and cognitive science to broaden our understanding of the nature and potential of animal minds. In species ranging from bees to dolphins to chimpanzees, Griffin shows us examples of foraging behavior, predatory tactics, artifact construction, tool use, and the experimental psychology of animal cognition. He gives us instances of animals communicating vocally and symbolically and reveals some of the surprising intricacies of their social arrangements. As in earlier works, Griffin explores the curious taboo among ethologists that has caused scientists for half a century to ignore the possibility that animals have conscious experience. The communicative signals of animals provide a revealing "window" on their thoughts and feelings, and scientific investigation may soon tell us what it is like, subjectively, to be an animal. Indeed, Griffin argues, animals may one day be able to communicate their thoughts directly and explicitly, once we are prepared to listen
Cataloging source
DLC
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1915-2003
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Griffin, Donald R.
Dewey number
591.51
Index
index present
LC call number
QL785
LC item number
.G715 1992
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL785.G715
NAL item number
1992
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QL 785
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition in animals
  • Animal behavior
  • Animal psychology
  • Animaux
  • Diergedrag
  • Cognition chez les animaux
  • Animaux
  • Animaux
  • Animal behavior
  • Animal psychology
  • Cognition in animals
  • Diergedrag
  • Denken
  • Kognitives Verhalten
  • Tiere
  • Verstand
  • Cognition chez les animaux
  • Animaux
  • Animaux
  • Cognition
  • Behavior, Animal
Label
Animal minds, Donald R. Griffin
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780226308647.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Animal mentality -- Finding food -- Predation -- Construction of artifacts -- Tools and special devices -- Concepts -- Physiological indices of thinking -- Communication as evidence of thinking -- Symbolic communication -- Deception and manipulation -- Apes and dolphins -- The significance of animal consciousness
Control code
ocm25316110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780226308647
Lccn
92006538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25316110
  • (OCoLC)25316110
Label
Animal minds, Donald R. Griffin
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780226308647.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Animal mentality -- Finding food -- Predation -- Construction of artifacts -- Tools and special devices -- Concepts -- Physiological indices of thinking -- Communication as evidence of thinking -- Symbolic communication -- Deception and manipulation -- Apes and dolphins -- The significance of animal consciousness
Control code
ocm25316110
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780226308647
Lccn
92006538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25316110
  • (OCoLC)25316110

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