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Folk physics for apes : the Chimpanzee's theory of how the world works

Author: Daniel J Povinelli
Publisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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'Folk Physics for Apes' offers us a glimpse into the workings of another mind, examining how apes perceive and understand the physical world. Describing research and challenging assumptions, the book  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Povinelli
ISBN: 9780198572190 0198572190
OCLC Number: 731870136
Description: 1 online resource (Online-Datei)
Contents: An initial word about 'folk physics' ; Preface ; 1. Folk physics cannot be assumed ; 2. Escaping the argument by analogy ; 3. Causality, tool use, and folk physics: a comparative approach ; 4. The trap-tube problem ; 5. The trap-table problem ; 6. The inverted- and broken-rake problems ; 7. The flimsy-tool problem ; 8. The tool-insertion problem: the question of shape ; 9. The rope, hook, touching-stick, and related problems: the question of physical connection ; 10. The support problem: physical connection revisited ; 11. The bendable-tool and tool-construction problems: the question of tool modification ; 12. Toward a folk physics for chimpanzees ; References
Responsibility: Daniel Povinelli.

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