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Author Povinelli, Daniel J.,
Title World without weight : perspectives on an alien mind / Daniel Povinelli ; in collaboration with Nicholas G. Ballew [and others].
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.

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Author Povinelli, Daniel J.,
Subject Cognition.
Psychology, Comparative.
Alt Name Ballew, Nicholas G.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 353 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-342) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary In every domain of reasoning humans deploy a wide range of intuitive 'theories' about how the world works. So are we alone in trying to make sense of the world by postulating theoretical entities to explain how the world works, or do we share this ability with other species? This is the focus of Povinelli's book.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Contributed Essays in Order of Appearance; Epigraphs; Epigraph Acknowledgments; 1 Weight as a Matter of Fact; 2 Dissecting Weight; 3 Weight Lifting; 4 Weight Sorting; 5 Weight as Impediment; 6 The Impact of Weight; 7 Close Imposters: Balance, Support, and Deformation; 8 Developing f (WEIGHT); 9 Some Heavy Lifting . . . Over Dinner; Afterword: World Without Apes?; References; Appendix I: Some Folk Psychological Challenges to the Objective Study of Ape Intelligence; Appendix II: Timeline of Experiments 1-29 with Group Megan; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M
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ISBN 9780191625510 (electronic bk.)
0191625515 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 867050361
Additional Format Print version: Povinelli, Daniel J. World without weight 9780198570967 (DLC) 2011938076 (OCoLC)769192419.

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