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Griffin, Donald R. (Donald Redfield) 1915-2003

Works: 147 works in 485 publications in 11 languages and 12,107 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Collector, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: QL785, 591.51
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald R Griffin
The question of animal awareness : evolutionary continuity of mental experience by Donald R Griffin( Book )

37 editions published between 976 and 1981 in English and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal thinking by Donald R Griffin( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in 7 languages and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses renewed interest in conscious mental experiences of animals and the possibility that thoughts and feelings of animals can be studied objectively
Bird migration by Donald R Griffin( Book )

38 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in 7 languages and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a sequence of experiments conducted over the past few years in the field of bird migration and navigation. For the specialist and interested layman
Animal minds by Donald R Griffin( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Listening in the dark; the acoustic orientation of bats and men by Donald R Griffin( Book )

33 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Trumbull Lectures, 1955
Animal minds : beyond cognition to consciousness by Donald R Griffin( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald R. Griffin takes us on a guided tour of the recent explosion of scientific research on animal mentality. With this new edition of his classic book, which he has completely revised and updated, Griffin moves beyond considerations of animal cognition to argue that scientists can and should investigate questions of animal consciousness. Using examples from studies of species ranging from chimpanzees and dolphins to birds and honeybees, he demonstrates how communication among animals can serve as a "window" into what animals think and feel, just as human speech and nonverbal communication tell us most of what we know about the thoughts and feelings of other people. Even when they don't communicate about it, animals respond with sometimes surprising versatility to new situations for which neither their genes nor their previous experiences have prepared them, and Griffin discusses what these behaviors can tell us about animal minds. He also reviews the latest research in cognitive neuroscience, which has revealed startling similarities in the neural mechanisms underlying brain functioning in both humans and other animals. Finally, in four chapters greatly expanded for this edition, Griffin considers the latest scientific research on animal consciousness, pro and con, and explores its profound philosophical and ethical implications
Echoes of bats and men by Donald R Griffin( Book )

28 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in 8 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal structure and function by Donald R Griffin( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The significance of animals in modern science; The body plants of animals; Structural systems; Digestive systems; Metabolism and respiration; Motility and contractile tissues; Circulatory systems; Chemical regulation; Reproductive systems; Coordination of function
Animal engineering; readings from Scientific American by Donald R Griffin( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive ethology : the minds of other animals : essays in honor of Donald R. Griffin by Carolyn A Ristau( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays was written by former students, associates, admirers, critics and friends of Donald R. Griffin -- the creator of cognitive ethology. Stimulated by his work, this volume presents ideas and experiments in the field of cognitive ethology -- the exploration of the mental experiences of animals as they behave in their natural environment during the course of their normal lives. Cognitive Ethology discusses the possibility that animals may have abilities to experience, communicate, reason, and plan beyond those usually ascribed to them in a "black box" or "stimulus-response" interpretation of their behavior. Contributions from scientists who have been associated with or influenced by Griffin offer a lively array of views, some disparate from one another and some especially selected to present approaches contrary to his
Animal mind - human mind : report of the Dahlem Workshop on Animal Mind - Human Mind, Berlin 1981, March 22-27 by Donald R Griffin( Book )

19 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oleic acid on a live and wriggling sister or mother and refrain from evicting her from our hive. But does the occur­ rence of unintelligent behavior suffice to demonstrate the total absence of mental experience under any circumstances? Ethologists from some distant galaxy could easily discern ex­ amples of stupid and maladaptive behavior in our own species. But do instances of human stupidity prove that none of us is ever consciously aware of what he is dOing? No available evi­ dence compels us to believe that insects, or any other animals, experience any sort of consciousness, or intentionally plan any of their behavior. But neither are we compelled to believe the contrary. In areas where data are few and of limited rel­ evance, dogmatic negativity can easily limit what scientists even try to investigate, and thus perhaps delay or prevent im­ portant insights and discoveries. Many of the participants agreed that a good starting point would be to consider what we know of our own thinking, subjec­ tive feelings, and consciousness, and then move on to inquire whether other species experience anything similar. Such an ap­ proach was once considered fallaciously anthropomorphic. But it seems now to be widely if not universally recognized that this is a serious objection only if one has already assumed in advance that conscious thinking is uniquely human, and the accu­ sation of anthropomorphism is then merely a reiteration of the prior conviction
Encyclopaedia of modern British Army regiments by Donald R Griffin( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bau und Funktion des tierischen Organismus by Donald R Griffin( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le migrazioni degli uccelli : basi fisiche e biologiche del senso di orientamento by Donald R Griffin( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in Italian and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struttura e funzioni degli animali by Donald R Griffin( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'animale consapevole by Donald R Griffin( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estructura y función animal by Donald R Griffin( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airplane observations of homing pigeons by Donald R Griffin( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antimony by L McClatchie( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bian fu yu ren de hui sheng by Ge lei fen( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Donald Griffin Amerikaans etholoog (1915-2003)

Donald Griffin amerikansk zoolog

Donald Griffin etologo statunitense

Donald R. Griffin US-amerikanischer Zoologe

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