Rational Animals? Susan Hurley

ISBN: 9780198528265

Published: June 1st 2006

Hardcover

568 pages


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Rational Animals?  by  Susan Hurley

Rational Animals? by Susan Hurley
June 1st 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 568 pages | ISBN: 9780198528265 | 7.36 Mb

This book focuses on one of the major debates in science today - how closely does mental processing in animals resembles mental processing in humans. It addresses the question of whether and to what extent non-human animals are rational, that is,MoreThis book focuses on one of the major debates in science today - how closely does mental processing in animals resembles mental processing in humans.

It addresses the question of whether and to what extent non-human animals are rational, that is, whether any animal behaviour can be regarded as the result of a rational thought processes. It does this with attention to three key questions, which recur throughout the book and which have both empirical and philosophical aspects: What kinds of behavioural tasks can animals successfully perform?

What if any mental processes must be postulated to explain their performance at these tasks? What properties must processes have to count as rational? The book is distinctive in pursuing these questions not only in relation to our closest relatives, the primates, whose intelligence usually gets the most attention, but also in relation to birds and dolphins, where striking results are also being obtained.



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