Folk Physics for Apes: The Chimpanzee's Theory of How the World Works

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From an early age, humans know a surprising amount about basic physical principles, such as gravity, force, mass, and shape. We can see this in the way that young children play, and manipulate objects around them. The same behavior has long been observed in primates - chimpanzees have been shown to possess a remarkable ability to make and use simple tools. But what does this tell us about their inner mental state - do they therefore share the same understanding to that of a young child? Do they understand the simple, ...

Folk Physics for Apes: The Chimpanzee's Theory of How the World Works 2003, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198572190

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Folk Physics for Apes: The Chimpanzee's Theory of How the World Works 2000, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198572206

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