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Comparative Cognition Reading Group

The Comparative Cognition Reading Group meets on Thursdays at 10-11am, in Seminar Room 3 in the department of HPS. The group will read and discuss empirically informed work in the philosophy of comparative cognition. Anyone with an interest in this area is welcome to attend – we hope that this will include people working in philosophy, psychology and other disciplines.

We’ll begin this term by reading Kristin Andrews’ new book, The Animal Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Animal Cognition (Routledge 2014).


Easter Term 2015

Week 1

Heyes, C. (2014), 'False Belief in Infancy: A fresh look', Developmental Science 17, 647-59 Scott, R.M. & Baillargeon, R. (2014), 'How fresh a look? A reply to Heyes', Developmental Science 17, 660-664

Week 2

Apperly, I. & Butterfill, S. (2009) 'Do Humans Have Two Systems to Track Beliefs and Belief-like States?' Psychological Review 116: 953-970

Week 3

Heyes, C. (2015), 'Animal mindreading: what's the problem?', Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 22, 313-27

Week 4

Tomasello, M. (2014), A Natural History of Human Thinking, Chapters 5 and 6

Week 5

Horner, V. & Whiten, A., (2004). 'Causal knowledge and imitation/emulation switching in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and children (Homo sapiens).' Animal Cognition, 8(3), pp.164–181.

Week 6

Heyes, C. and Ray, E.D. (2000) 'What is the Significance of Imitation in Animals?' Advances in the Study of Behavior, 29, 215-245

Week 7

Gomez, J.C. (2010), 'The Ontogeny of Triadic Cooperative Interactions with Humans in an Infant Gorilla' Interaction Studies 11: 353-379

Week 8

Trestman, M., (2015) 'Clever Hans, Alex the Parrot, and Kanzi: What can Exceptional Animal Learning Teach us About Human Cognitive Evolution?' Biological Theory 10, 86-99

 Organisers: (Philosophy), Marta Halina (HPS).