Readership: Psychologists and philosophers interested in animal
behaviour and animal cognition. Evolutionary psychologists
Edited by Susan Hurley, Department of Philosophy, Bristol University, and All Souls College, University of Oxford, UK, and Matthew Nudds, Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, UK
"this volume offers a useful overview of current thinking about animal rationality from a variety of academic perspectives. It provides an invaluable point of entry for students new to the area, while offering researchers an insight into the perspectives of those whose approaches to animal rationality are grounded in disciplines other than their own." - Applied Cognitive Psychology, Vol 21
"Rational Animals? is thoughtful, thought-provoking, informative and fascinating and will do a great deal to further interdisciplinary understanding and informed debate." - Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol 13, No 12
"This is an excellent, informative book on animal rationality." - Doody's
1: Susan Hurley & Matthew Nudds: The questions of animal rationality: theory and evidence
Part I - Types and levels of rationality
2: Alex Kacelnik: Meanings of rationality
3: Fred I. Dretske: Minimal rationality
4: Ruth Garrett Millikan: Styles of rationality
5: Jose Luis Bermudez: Animal reasoning and proto-logic
6: Susan Hurley: Making sense of animals
Part II - Rational versus associative processes
7: Colin Allen: Transitive inference in animals: reasoning or conditioned associations?
8: David Papineau & Cecilia Heyes: Rational or associative: Imitation in Japanese quail
9: Nicky Clayton, Nathan Emery & Anthony Dickinson: The rationality of animal memory: complex caching strategies of western scrub jays
Part III - Metacognition
10: Josep Call: Descartes' two errors: reason and reflection in the great apes
11: Sara J. Shettleworth & Jennifer E. Sutton: Do animals know what they know?
12: Joelle Proust: Metacognition and animal rationality
13: Gregory Currie: Rationality, decentring, and the evidence for pretence in nonhuman animals
Part IV - Social behavior and cognition
14: Kim Sterelny: Folk logic and animal rationality
15: Elsa Addessi & Elisabetta Visalberghi: Rationality in capuchin monkey's feeding behavior?
16: Richard Connor & Janet Mann: Social cognition in the wild: Machiavellian dolphins?
Part V - Mind reading and behaviour reading
17: Michael Tomasello & Josep Call: Do chimpanzees know what others see - or only what they are looking at?
18: Daniel Povinelli & Jennifer Vonk: We don't need a microscope to explore the chimpanzee's mind
19: Alain J-P. C. Tschudin: Belief attribution tasks with dolphins: what social minds can reveal about animal rationality
Part VI - Behavior and cognition in symbolic environments
20: Louis M. Herman: Intelligence and rational behaviour in the bottle-nosed dolphin
21: Irene M. Pepperberg: Intelligence and rationality in parrots
22: Sarah T. Boysen: Effects of symbols on chimpanzee cognition
23: E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Duane M. Rumbaugh & William M. Fields: Language as a window on rationality