New Anthropomorphism by John S. Kennedy
Look inside with Google Book Preview
New Anthropomorphism
By John S. Kennedy

The New Anthropomorphism

By (author) See other recent books by John S. Kennedy
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $125.00
Your Price: $112.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $12.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.62 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

New Anthropomorphism by John S. Kennedy

Book Description

In this 1992 book, John Kennedy's point is that explicit anthropomorphism was well-nigh killed by fierce criticism from the radical Behaviourists, but that we have to recognize that today there is a new anthropomorphism which is much harder to avoid because it is unintended and largely unconscious. For that reason even those who if they were asked would firmly reject anthropomorphism nevertheless unwittingly slip into it from time to time. This book contains nineteen essays on behavioural concepts which have seldom been identified as anthropomorphic but in fact bear that connotation and lead to mistakes. Some of these, such as search images in birds and the learning of grammatical language by apes, have been seen through as errors after a time. A greater number, such as efference copy, goal-directedness, cognition and suffering in animals, are still current though not yet regarded as erroneous. The final chapter outlines things we can do to minimise the damage it does to the causal analysis of animal behaviour.

Buy New Anthropomorphism book by John S. Kennedy from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521422673
ISBN-10: 0521422671
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jul-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author John S. Kennedy

New Anthropomorphism by John S. Kennedy New Anthropomorphism, Hardback (July 1992)

This 1992 book provides evidence that anthropomorphism (the assumption that animals think and feel as we do) still haunts the study of animal behaviour.

» View all books by John S. Kennedy


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about New Anthropomorphism book by John S. Kennedy and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by John S. Kennedy close
New Anthropomorphism by John S. Kennedy
» close