In search of balance: a review of Povinelli's world without weight [Book Review]

Biology and Philosophy 28 (1):145-152 (2013)
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Abstract
Povinelli and colleagues ask whether chimpanzees can understand the concept of weight, answering with a resounding ‘‘no’’. They justify their answer by appeal to over thirty previously unpublished experiments. I here evaluate in detail Povinelli’s arguments against his targets, questioning the assumption that such comparative questions will be resolved with an unequivocal ‘‘yes’’ or ‘‘no’’.
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Darwin's Mistake: Explaining the Discontinuity Between Human and Nonhuman Minds.Penn, Derek C.; Holyoak, Keith J. & Povinelli, Daniel J.
The Perception of Causality.Michotte, A.; Miles, T. R. & Miles, Elaine

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