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Foresight, function representation, and social intelligence in great apes (Commentary on K. Vaesen “The cognitive basis of human tool use”)

Osvath, Mathias LU ; Persson, Tomas LU and Gärdenfors, Peter LU (2012) In Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35(4). p.234-235
Abstract
We find problems with Vaesen's treatment of the primatological research, in particular his analysis of foresight, function representation, and social intelligence. We argue that his criticism of research on foresight in great apes is misguided. His claim that primates do not attach functions to particular objects is also problematic. Finally, his analysis of theory of mind neglects many distinctions.
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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35
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234 - 235
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Cambridge University Press
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1469-1825
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10.1017/S0140525X11002068
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English
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  abstract     = {We find problems with Vaesen's treatment of the primatological research, in particular his analysis of foresight, function representation, and social intelligence. We argue that his criticism of research on foresight in great apes is misguided. His claim that primates do not attach functions to particular objects is also problematic. Finally, his analysis of theory of mind neglects many distinctions.},
  author       = {Osvath, Mathias and Persson, Tomas and Gärdenfors, Peter},
  issn         = {1469-1825},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {234--235},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  title        = {Foresight, function representation, and social intelligence in great apes (Commentary on K. Vaesen “The cognitive basis of human tool use”)},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X11002068},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2012},
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