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The animal mind : an introduction to the philosophy of animal cognition

Author: Kristin Andrews
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
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The study of animal cognition raises profound questions about the minds of animals and philosophy of mind itself. In recent experiments, dogs have been shown to respond appropriately to over 200 words in human language. 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.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Andrews
ISBN: 9780415809573 0415809576 9780415809603 0415809606
OCLC Number: 884439782
Description: x, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Getting to know other minds --
The science of other minds --
Consciousness --
Thinking: belief, concepts, and rationality --
Communication --
Knowing minds --
Moral minds.
Responsibility: Kristin Andrews.

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The study of animal cognition raises profound questions about the minds of animals and philosophy of mind itself. In recent experiments, dogs have been shown to respond appropriately to over 200 words in human language. 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. -- from back cover.

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