In search of balance: a review of Povinelli’s world without weight: Daniel J. Povinelli: World without weight: perspectives on an alien mind. Oxford University Press, 2012, 353 pp [Book Review]

Biology and Philosophy 28 (1):145-152 (2013)
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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 They justify their answer by appeal to over thirty previously unpublished experiments.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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