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The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds

Edited by: Kristin Andrews , Jacob Beck

Print publication date:  July  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138822887
eBook ISBN: 9781315742250
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315742250
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While philosophers have been interested in animals since ancient times, in the last few decades the subject of animal minds has emerged as a major topic in philosophy. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising nearly fifty chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into eight parts:

  • Mental representation
  • Reasoning and metacognition
  • Consciousness
  • Mindreading
  • Communication
  • Social cognition and culture
  • Association, simplicity, and modeling
  • Ethics.

Within these sections, central issues, debates, and problems are examined, including: whether and how animals represent and reason about the world; how animal cognition differs from human cognition; whether animals are conscious; whether animals represent their own mental states or those of others; how animals communicate; the extent to which animals have cultures; how to choose among competing models and explanations of animal behavior; and whether animals are moral agents and/or moral patients.

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds is essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, ethics, and related disciplines such as ethology, biology, psychology, linguistics, and anthropology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Arthropod Intentionality?  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Visual Imagery in the thought of Monkeys and Apes Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Maps in the Head? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Do Nonhuman Animals have a Language of Thought? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Animal Minds in Time Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Novel Colours in Animal Perception Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Color Manipulation and Comparative Color Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Animal Rationality and Belief Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Instrumental Reasoning in Nonhuman Animals  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  A Different Kind of Mind? Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Can Nonlinguistic Animals think about Thinking? Download PDF
Chapter  12:  On Psychological Explanations and Self-Concepts (In Some Animals) Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Nonhuman Metacognition Download PDF
Chapter  14:  So that’s What It’s Like! Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Do Fish have Feelings? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Unpleasantness of Pain for Nonhuman Animals Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Attention, Working Memory, and Animal Consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Animal Consciousness and Higher-Order Thoughts Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Minds and Bodies in Animal Evolution Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Evolution of Consciousness in Phylogenetic Context Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Animal Mindreading Download PDF
Chapter  22:  What Apes Know about Seeing Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Using Causal Models to Think about Mindreading Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Do Chimpanzees Reason about Belief? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Tracking and Representing Others’ Mental States Download PDF
Chapter  26:  From False Beliefs to True Interactions Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Pragmatic Interpretation and Signaler-Receiver Asymmetries in Animal Communication Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Communicative Intentions, Expressive Communication, and Origins of Meaning Download PDF
Chapter  29:  How much Mentality is Needed for Meaning? Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Content of Animal Signals Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Intentionality and Flexibility in Animal Communication Download PDF
Chapter  32:  What is Animal Culture? Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Varieties of Culture Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Animal Traditions Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Primates are Touched by Your Concern Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Do Chimpanzees Conform to Social Norms? Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Kinds of Collective Behavior and the Possibility of Group Minds  Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Associative Learning Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Understanding Associative and Cognitive Explanations in Comparative Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  40:  A New View of Association and Associative Models Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Simplicity and Cognitive Models Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Against Morgan’s Canon Download PDF
Chapter  43:  A Bridge Too Far? Inference and Extrapolation from Model Organisms in Neuroscience Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Animals and Ethics, Agents and Patients Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Moral Subjects Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Decisional Authority and Animal Research Subjects Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Empathy in Mind Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Using, Owning and Exploiting Animals Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Animal Mind and Animal Ethics Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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