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Tool use and causal cognition

Author: Teresa McCormack; Christoph Hoerl; Stephen Butterfill
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2011.
Series: Consciousness and self-consciousness
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Does the study of tool use provide us with a unique or distinctive source of information about the causal cognition of tool-users? This book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on these issues  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa McCormack; Christoph Hoerl; Stephen Butterfill
ISBN: 9780199571154 0199571155
OCLC Number: 780253744
Notes: Notes bibliogr.
Description: 1 vol. (IX-255 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Tool Use and Causal Cognition: An Introduction ; 2. A Philosopher Looks at Tool Use and Causal Understanding ; 3. The Development of Tool Use Early in Life ; 4. Through a Floppy Tool Darkly: Toward a Conceptual Overthrow of Animal Alchemy ; 5. Causal Knowledge in Corvids, Primates and Children: More Than Meets the Eye? ; 6. The Evolutionary Origins of Causal Cognition: Learning and Using Causal Structures ; 7. Tool Use, Planning, and Future Thinking in Children and Animals ; 8. Representing Causality ; 9. Why Do Language and Tool Use Both Count as Manifestations of Intelligence? ; 10. Effects of brain damage on human tool use ; 11. Human tool-use: a causal role in plasticity of bodily and spatial representations ; 12. Tool-use and the representation of peripersonal space in humans
Series Title: Consciousness and self-consciousness
Responsibility: edited by Teresa McCormack, Christoph Hoerl, and Stephen Butterfill.
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