Folk Physics For Apes: The Chimpanzees Theory Of How The World Works Daniel J. Povinelli

ISBN: 9780198572206

Published: November 16th 2000

Hardcover

408 pages


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Folk Physics For Apes: The Chimpanzees Theory Of How The World Works  by  Daniel J. Povinelli

Folk Physics For Apes: The Chimpanzees Theory Of How The World Works by Daniel J. Povinelli
November 16th 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 408 pages | ISBN: 9780198572206 | 6.59 Mb

From an early age, humans know a surprising amount about basic physical principles, such as gravity, force, mass and shape. We can see this in the way that young children play, and manipulate objects around them. The same behaviour has long beenMoreFrom an early age, humans know a surprising amount about basic physical principles, such as gravity, force, mass and shape.

We can see this in the way that young children play, and manipulate objects around them. The same behaviour has long been observed in primates - chimpanzees have been shown to possess a remarkable ability to make and use simple tools. But what does this tell us about their inner mental state - do they therefore share the same understanding to that of a young child? Do they understand the simple, underlying physical principles involved?

Though some people would say that they do, this book reports research that questions whether this really is the case.



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