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Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Debate

Dan Sperber, David Premack, and Ann James Premack (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524021
eISBN:
9780191689093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

An understanding of cause-effect relationships is fundamental to the study of cognition. In this book, chapters based on comparative psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, ... More


A Philosopher Looks at Tool Use and Causal Understanding

James Woodward

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter presents a kind of typology of different sorts of abilities that might be associated with the notion of causal understanding, the acquisition of causal beliefs, causally informed action ... More


Tool Use and Causal Cognition: An Introduction

Teresa McCormack, Christoph Hoerl, and Stephen Butterfill

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion on the study of tool use in order to understand causal cognition. It argues that tool use studies reveal the most basic type or causal understanding being put to ... More


Causes

Lance J. Rips

in Lines of Thought: Central Concepts in Cognitive Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195183054
eISBN:
9780199865109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183054.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Traditional psychological approaches to causality assume that we acquire causal information by extracting it from our experience of events. One possibility is that we can directly perceive causality ... More


Instrumental action and causal representation

Anthony Dickinson and David Shanks

in Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Debate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524021
eISBN:
9780191689093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines instrumental action as a basic behavioural marker of causal cognition by investigating the concordance between human causal judgements and instrumental performance across ... More


Causal Reasoning: Philosophy and Experiment*

James Woodward

in Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy: Volume 1

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718765
eISBN:
9780191803123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718765.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores some of the interactions between normative and theoretical work on causation and causal reasoning (both in philosophy and in disciplines such as statistics and machine ... More


Person as Scientist, Person as Moralist

Joshua Knobe

in Experimental Philosophy: Volume 2

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199927418
eISBN:
9780190267698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927418.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The human mind contains several faculties of thinking used for different fields of study. For instance, there are psychological processes designed for aesthetics, which are different from those ... More


Ensnaring the Mind: Cognitive Implications of Setting Snares and Traps

Lyn Wadley

in Squeezing Minds From Stones: Cognitive Archaeology and the Evolution of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190854614
eISBN:
9780190854645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854614.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Apart from their economic implications, snares and traps embody far-reaching implications for the cognition of people using them, as discussed in this chapter. They rely on unseen action, obliging ... More


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