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The Animal Mind : An Introduction to the Philosophy of Animal Cognition
(2015)
  • Kristin Andrews, Animal Studies Repository
Abstract
In this introduction to the philosophy of animal minds Kristin Andrews introduces and assesses the essential topics, problems and debates as they cut across animal cognition and philosophy of mind. She addresses the following key topics:
What is cognition, and what is it to have a mind? What questions should we ask to determine whether behaviour has a cognitive basis?
The science of animal minds explained: ethology, behaviourist psychology, and cognitive ethology rationality in animals
Animal consciousness: what does research into pain and the emotions reveal? What can empirical evidence about animal behaviour tell us about philosophical theories of consciousness?
Does animal cognition involve belief and concepts; do animals have a ‘Language of Thought’? animal communication
Other minds: do animals attribute ‘mindedness’ to other creatures?
Moral reasoning and ethical behaviour in animals animal cognition and memory
Disciplines
Publication Date
2015
Publisher
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN
9780415809573
Citation Information
Kristin Andrews. The Animal Mind : An Introduction to the Philosophy of Animal Cognition. 1stNew York, NY(2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristin_andrews/19/