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Causal cognition : a multidisciplinary debate

Author: Dan Sperber; David Premack; Ann J Premack
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Series: Fyssen Foundation symposium.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Understanding cause-effect relationships is fundamental to the study of cognition. This book presents the developments in the study of causal cognition and discuss their different perspectives. The result is an interdisciplinary debate aimed at the non-specialist.
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Causal cognition.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(DLC) 94028383
(OCoLC)30735193
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Sperber; David Premack; Ann J Premack
ISBN: 9780191689093 0191689092
OCLC Number: 609057865
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 670 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Instrumental action and causal representation / Anthony Dickinson and David Shanks --
Causal knowledge in animals / Hans Kummer --
Infants' knowledge of object motion and human action / Elizabeth S. Spelke, Ann Phillips, and Amanda L. Woodward --
The acquisition of physical knowledge in infancy / Renée Baillargeon, Laura Kotovsky, and Amy Needham --
A theory of agency / Alan M. Leslie --
Distinguishing between animates and inanimates : not by motion alone / Rochel Gelman, Frank Durgin, and Lisa Kaufman --
Intention as psychological cause / David Premack and Ann James Premack --
Causal constraints on categories and categorical constraints on biological reasoning across cultures / Scott Altran --
The growth of causal understandings of natural kinds / Frank C. Keil --
On the origin of causal understanding / Susan Carey --
Anthropology, psychology, and the meanings of social causality / Lawrence A. Hirschfeld --
The looping effects of human kinds / Ian Hacking --
Causality at higher levels / Philip Pettit --
The role of content in the explanation of behaviour / Pierre Jacob --
The role of coherencce in differentiating genuine from spurious causes / Patricia W. Cheng and Yunnwen Lien --
Logic and language in causal explanation / Denis J. Hilton --
Ancient Greek concepts of causation in comparativist perspective / Geoffrey Lloyd --
The articulation of circumstance and causal understandings / Gilbert Lewis --
Causal attribution across domains and cultures / Michael W. Morris, Richard E. Nisbett, and Kaiping Peng --
Causal understandings in cultural representations : cognitive constraints on inferences from cultural input / Pascal Boyer.
Series Title: Fyssen Foundation symposium.
Responsibility: edited by Dan Sperber, David Premack, and Ann James Premack.

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