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The Resource Apes, language, and the human mind, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Stuart G. Shanker, Talbot J. Taylor

Apes, language, and the human mind, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Stuart G. Shanker, Talbot J. Taylor

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Apes, language, and the human mind
Title
Apes, language, and the human mind
Statement of responsibility
Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Stuart G. Shanker, Talbot J. Taylor
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 to those 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 linguistic, psychological, and anthropological implications. This new volume offers a radical revision of the sciences of language and mind, and will be important reading for all those working in the fields of primatology, anthropology, linguistics, philosophy of mind, and cognitive and developmental psychology."--BOOK JACKET
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1946-
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Savage-Rumbaugh, E. Sue
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shanker, Stuart
  • Taylor, Talbot J
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  • Bonobo
  • Kanzi (Bonobo)
  • Human-animal communication
  • Language acquisition
  • Neurolinguistics
Label
Apes, language, and the human mind, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Stuart G. Shanker, Talbot J. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Bringing up Kanzi.
  • p. 3
  • Kanzi: The Ape Who Crossed the Line.
  • p. 7
  • Would A Bonobo Learn Language?.
  • p. 11
  • Mother and Child.
  • p. 19
  • Kanzi Had Been Keeping a Secret.
  • p. 22
  • Morning Exploits.
  • p. 27
  • Travels in the Forest.
  • p. 36
  • Evening Tours.
  • p. 44
  • Living with Kanzi.
  • p. 46
  • Theory of Mind.
  • p. 55
  • Syntax Grasped.
  • p. 65
  • What Kanzi Tells Us.
  • p. 73
  • 2.
  • Philosophical Preconceptions.
  • p. 77
  • Cartesian Revolution.
  • p. 79
  • Praedicet Ergo Est: It Predicts Therefore It Is.
  • p. 84
  • Cartesian Mind as "Folk" Theorist.
  • p. 90
  • Cartesian Bifurcation versus Mechanist Continuity.
  • p. 94
  • Becoming a Person.
  • p. 99
  • "Charm" of the Theory of Mind Thesis.
  • p. 105
  • Cartesian Hierarchy of Psychological Concepts.
  • p. 113
  • Ascent of Pan.
  • p. 119
  • "The Constitutional Uncertainty of the Mental".
  • p. 128
  • 3.
  • Rhetorical Inclinations.
  • p. 139
  • "Sure, But Does He Really Understand What We Say?".
  • p. 139
  • Evaluating Metalinguistic Claims: Logical Prerequisites.
  • p. 141
  • Commonsense Picture of Communication.
  • p. 147
  • Animal Research and the Scarlet Letter.
  • p. 150
  • Epistemological Conception and Its Methodological Legacy.
  • p. 153
  • Methodological Reductivism.
  • p. 157
  • Methodological Operationalism.
  • p. 163
  • Metalanguage as Cultural Technique.
  • p. 171
  • 4.
  • Beyond Speciesism.
  • p. 181
  • Apes Have Language: So What?.
  • p. 181
  • Our Shared Heritage.
  • p. 181
  • Primal Man.
  • p. 183
  • Wholistic Intelligence.
  • p. 187
  • Hierarchical Intelligence.
  • p. 188
  • Language and Mind.
  • p. 190
  • Linguistics and the Innateness Conundrum.
  • p. 192
  • Problem Posed by Kanzi and Alternative Resolutions.
  • p. 194
  • Issue of Intentionality.
  • p. 195
  • Social Constructionism.
  • p. 198
  • Perspectival Shift Driven by Kanzi.
  • p. 199
  • Quine's Dilemma and Locke's Puzzle.
  • p. 201
  • Why Kanzi Could Not be Ignored.
  • p. 206
  • Malleability of the Nervous System.
  • p. 208
  • Achievement of Meaning - with Language.
  • p. 214
  • Achievement of Meaning Unbuttoned: The Emergence of the Social Contract.
  • p. 218
  • New Lens: Moving beyond Speciesism.
  • p. 225
  • Notes.
  • p. 229
  • References.
  • p. 233
  • Index.
  • p. 241
Control code
2440397
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 244p
Isbn
9780195109863
Lccn
98014600
Other physical details
ill
Label
Apes, language, and the human mind, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Stuart G. Shanker, Talbot J. Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Bringing up Kanzi.
  • p. 3
  • Kanzi: The Ape Who Crossed the Line.
  • p. 7
  • Would A Bonobo Learn Language?.
  • p. 11
  • Mother and Child.
  • p. 19
  • Kanzi Had Been Keeping a Secret.
  • p. 22
  • Morning Exploits.
  • p. 27
  • Travels in the Forest.
  • p. 36
  • Evening Tours.
  • p. 44
  • Living with Kanzi.
  • p. 46
  • Theory of Mind.
  • p. 55
  • Syntax Grasped.
  • p. 65
  • What Kanzi Tells Us.
  • p. 73
  • 2.
  • Philosophical Preconceptions.
  • p. 77
  • Cartesian Revolution.
  • p. 79
  • Praedicet Ergo Est: It Predicts Therefore It Is.
  • p. 84
  • Cartesian Mind as "Folk" Theorist.
  • p. 90
  • Cartesian Bifurcation versus Mechanist Continuity.
  • p. 94
  • Becoming a Person.
  • p. 99
  • "Charm" of the Theory of Mind Thesis.
  • p. 105
  • Cartesian Hierarchy of Psychological Concepts.
  • p. 113
  • Ascent of Pan.
  • p. 119
  • "The Constitutional Uncertainty of the Mental".
  • p. 128
  • 3.
  • Rhetorical Inclinations.
  • p. 139
  • "Sure, But Does He Really Understand What We Say?".
  • p. 139
  • Evaluating Metalinguistic Claims: Logical Prerequisites.
  • p. 141
  • Commonsense Picture of Communication.
  • p. 147
  • Animal Research and the Scarlet Letter.
  • p. 150
  • Epistemological Conception and Its Methodological Legacy.
  • p. 153
  • Methodological Reductivism.
  • p. 157
  • Methodological Operationalism.
  • p. 163
  • Metalanguage as Cultural Technique.
  • p. 171
  • 4.
  • Beyond Speciesism.
  • p. 181
  • Apes Have Language: So What?.
  • p. 181
  • Our Shared Heritage.
  • p. 181
  • Primal Man.
  • p. 183
  • Wholistic Intelligence.
  • p. 187
  • Hierarchical Intelligence.
  • p. 188
  • Language and Mind.
  • p. 190
  • Linguistics and the Innateness Conundrum.
  • p. 192
  • Problem Posed by Kanzi and Alternative Resolutions.
  • p. 194
  • Issue of Intentionality.
  • p. 195
  • Social Constructionism.
  • p. 198
  • Perspectival Shift Driven by Kanzi.
  • p. 199
  • Quine's Dilemma and Locke's Puzzle.
  • p. 201
  • Why Kanzi Could Not be Ignored.
  • p. 206
  • Malleability of the Nervous System.
  • p. 208
  • Achievement of Meaning - with Language.
  • p. 214
  • Achievement of Meaning Unbuttoned: The Emergence of the Social Contract.
  • p. 218
  • New Lens: Moving beyond Speciesism.
  • p. 225
  • Notes.
  • p. 229
  • References.
  • p. 233
  • Index.
  • p. 241
Control code
2440397
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 244p
Isbn
9780195109863
Lccn
98014600
Other physical details
ill

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