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Machiavellian intelligence : social expertise and the evolution of intellect in monkeys, apes, and humans

Author: Richard W Byrne; Andrew Whiten
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Series: Oxford science publications.
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An examination of the theory that the driving force behind the human intellect was social expertise, and that the need to outwit colleagues produces an evolutionary spiralling of "Machiavellian  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Machiavellian intelligence.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)755228279
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Byrne; Andrew Whiten
ISBN: 0198521790 9780198521792 0198521758 9780198521754
OCLC Number: 17260831
Description: xiv, 413 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Machiavellian intelligence hypotheses : editorial / Andrew Whiten and Richard W. Byrne --
The social function of intellect / Nicholas K. Humphrey --
Lemur social behaviour and primate intelligence / Alison Jolly --
Social behaviour and primate evolution / Michael R.A. Chance and Allan P. Mead --
Taking (Machiavellian) intelligence apart : editorial / Andrew Whiten and Richard W. Byrne --
Do monkeys understand their relations? / Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney --
Mapping social concepts in monkeys / Verena Dasser --
The cognitive demands of children's social interactions with peers / Peter K. Smith --
Tripartite relations in hamadryas baboons / Hans Kummer --
Chimpanzee politics / Frans de Waal --
Alliances in contests and social intelligence / Alexander H. Harcourt --
A group of young chimpanzees in a one-acre field : leadership and communication / Emil W. Menzel. 'Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind?' revisited / David Premack --
The intentional stance in theory and practice / Daniel C. Dennett --
Tactical deception of familiar individuals in baboons / Richard W. Byrne and Andrew Whiten --
The manipulation of attention in primate tactical deception / Andrew Whiten and Richard W. Byrne --
Deception and social manipulation in symbol-using apes / Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Kelly McDonald --
The ontogeny of tactical deception in humans / Peter J. LaFrenière --
Social and non-social knowledge in vervet monkeys / Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth --
Tools and the evolution of human intelligence / Thomas Wynn --
Foraging behaviour and the evolution of primate intelligence / Katharine Milton. An experimental study of social knowledge : adaptation to the special manipulative skills of single individuals in a Macaca fascicularis group / Eduard Stammbach --
Invention and social transmission : new data from wild vervet monkeys / Marc D. Hauser --
The experiential context of intellect / John H. Crook --
The evolution of purpose / Alison Jolly.
Series Title: Oxford science publications.
Responsibility: edited by Richard W. Byrne and Andrew Whiten.
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