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Apes, Language, and the Human Mind

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ISBN-10: 019514712X

ISBN-13: 9780195147124

Edition: 2001 (Reprint)

Authors: Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Stuart G. Shanker, Talbot J. Taylor

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Current primate research has yielded stunning results that not only threaten our underlying assumptions about the cognitive and communicative abilities of nonhuman primates, but also bring into question what it means to be human. At the forefront of this research, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh recently has achieved a scientific breakthrough of impressive proportions. Her work with Kanzi, a laboratory-reared bonobo, has led to Kanzi's acquisition of linguistic and cognitive skills similar tothose of a two and a half year-old human child. Apes, Language, and the Human Mind skillfully combines a fascinating narrative of the Kanzi research with incisive critical analysis of the research's broader…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Part I. Entry into Language 1. Bringing up Kanzi Kanzi: The Ape Who Crossed the Line Would A Bonobo Learn Language? Mother and Child Kanzi Had Been Keeping a Secret Morning Exploits Travels in the Forest Evening Tours Living with Kanzi Theory of Mind Syntax Grasped What Kanzi Tells Us Part II. Theoretical and Philosophical Implications 2. Philosophical Preconceptions The Cartesian Revolution Praedicet Ergo Est: It Predicts Therefore It Is The Cartesian Mind as "Folk" Theorist Cartesian Bifurcation versus Mechanist Continuity Becoming a Person The "Charm" of the Theory of Mind Thesis The Cartesian Hierarchy of Psychological Concepts The Ascent of…