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Feral children and clever animals : reflections on human nature

Author: Douglas K Candland
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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What is it that sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom? What makes us unique? What makes us human? In this provocative book, Douglas Candland shows that as we begin to understand the way animals and non-speaking humans 'think', we hold up a mirror of sorts to our own mental world, and gain profound insights into human nature. Among the fascinating accounts of feral children and clever animals from which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Candland, Douglas K.
Feral children and clever animals.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(DLC) 93000059
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas K Candland
ISBN: 142940616X 9781429406161 9780195102840 0195102843 9780195074680 0195074688 128052863X 9781280528637
OCLC Number: 228171198
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 411 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: What Feral Children Tell Us: Nature and Nurture: Children without Human Parenting; Kaspar Hauser and the Wolf-Children; Four Psychologies; Thinking about the Mind; The Psychology of Psychoanalysis; Freud and Little Hans; The Psychology of Experimentalism and Behaviourism: Clever Hans and Lady Wonder; Experimentation and Experimenter: Clever Hans's Companions; The Psychology of Perceiving: Phenomenology and Ethology; The Mental Ladder: Peter and Moses, Chimpanzees Who Write; Exploiting the Missing Link; People and Apes Communicating: Raising Human Babies with Chimps: Donald, Gua, and Viki; Human and Ape Communication: Washoe, Koko, and Nim; Language and Meaning: Sarah and Lana, Sherman and Austin, Kanzi and Ai; Principles and Myths: Feral Children and Clever Animals; Postlude; Notes; References; Illustration Credits; Text Credits; Index.
Responsibility: Douglas Keith Candland.
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Candland argues, through an array of examples from the literature on feral children and clever animals, that the ways in which we human beings construct our understanding of these minds tells us more  Read more...

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