Novel Colours in Animal Perception

Authored by: Mohan Matthen

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds

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

Print ISBN: 9781138822887
eBook ISBN: 9781315742250
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315742250.ch6

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Abstract

Studies of animal cognition are often about an evolutionary scala naturae – about the degree to which other animals approximate to mental functioning we know best in ourselves. Do they have a grasp of predication? Are they self-aware? Do they have a sense of the future?

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