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Other Complex Animals: Missed Opportunities?

Paul Waldau

in The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145717
eISBN:
9780199834792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145712.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Three groups of socially and cognitively complex nonhuman animals are discussed: elephants, cetaceans (whales and dolphins), and nonhuman great apes (gorillas, orangutans, bonobos, and chimpanzees). ... More


How Do Dolphins Solve Problems?

Stan A. Kuczaj II and Rachel Thames Walker

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0030
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Some animals appear to engage in purposeful problem solving. Trial-and-error learning and conscious reflection appear to lie at opposite ends ... More


Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet

Robert Glenn Howard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773086
eISBN:
9780814790748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the 1990s, Marilyn Agee developed one of the most well-known amateur evangelical websites focused on the “End Times,” The Bible Prophecy Corner. Around the same time, Lambert Dolphin, a retired ... More


Self-Deception and the Dolphin Model of Cognition

Iuliia Pliushch and Thomas Metzinger

in Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029346
eISBN:
9780262330213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Julia Pliushch and Thomas Metzinger attempt to shed light on the phenomenon of self-deception using some of the conceptual tools offered by Metzinger’s self-model theory of subjectivity. They analyze ... More


Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Anthony Chaney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The anthropologist Gregory Bateson has been called a lost giant of twentieth-century thought. In the years following World War II, Bateson was among the group of mathematicians, engineers, and social ... More


The definition of consciousness, and self-awareness

Derek Denton

in The Primordial Emotions: The dawning of consciousness

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199203147
eISBN:
9780191695476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203147.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

This chapter examines the history of the development of the concepts of consciousness and self-awareness in science. It explains that self-awareness is the highest form of awareness variously ... More


Rational Animals?

Susan Hurley and Matthew Nudds (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book focuses on one of the major debates in science today — how closely does mental processing in animals resemble mental processing in humans? It addresses the ... More


Cetartiodactylan Diversity, Evolution, and Adaptations

Annalisa Berta

in Return to the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270572
eISBN:
9780520951440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270572.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origin and evolutionary history of cetartiodactylans, which include cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) and their extinct ungulate relatives, is explored in this chapter. The excellent ... More


Social cognition in the wild: Machiavellian dolphins?

Richard Connor and Janet Mann

in Rational Animals?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines animal social behaviour in the wild in the case of bottlenose dolphins. It aims to contribute to better understanding of ... More


Belief attribution tasks with dolphins: What social minds can reveal about animal rationality

Alain J.-P. C. Tschudin

in Rational Animals?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines non-verbal false-belief paradigms and belief attribution in dolphins. It describes the methodological challenges ... More


Intelligence and rational behaviour in the bottlenosed dolphin

Louis M. Herman

in Rational Animals?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the intelligence and rational behaviour in four bottlenose dolphins evidenced by their cognitive accomplishments. It ... More


What use is a theory of mind?

Richard Byrne

in The Thinking Ape: Evolutionary Origins of Intelligence

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522652
eISBN:
9780191688676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522652.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter shows that the great apes, which in artificial laboratory tasks give evidence of having a theory of mind (mental-state attribution), use this capability also functionally, in natural ... More


Mexican Tuna-dolphin

Dale D. Murphy

in The Structure of Regulatory Competition: Corporations and Public Policies in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199216512
eISBN:
9780191696008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216512.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The US-Mexican dispute over tuna-dolphin is a well known but poorly understood case of heterogeneity. It served as a focal point for trade-and-the-environment disputes within the GATT/WTO system. ... More


A Brief Description of Whales

Quentin R. Walsh

in The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034799
eISBN:
9780813039688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034799.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter contains a natural history of the whales hunted by the Norwegians during Walsh's tour on board the Ulysses. All animals higher in the scale of evolution than the fish are air breathers. ... More


Of Whales and Sharks and Giant Squid: Reflections on the Big, The Strange, and the Powerful

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter focuses on the large animals found in the sea. It describes their evolutionary history and patterns of behavior such as feeding, breeding, and migration. Cetaceans as a group (whales and ... More


Seeing in the Dark: A Sound Approach to Exploration

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the use of sound or acoustics for exploring the sea and for understanding the life histories of marine organisms. It describes how acoustics is used for surveying deep ocean ... More


Evolutionary Patterns in Cetacea Fishing Up Prey Size through Deep Time

DAVID R. LINDBERG and NICHOLAS D. PYENSON

in Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520248847
eISBN:
9780520933200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the evolution of Cetacea in the context of their role as pelagic and nearshore predators in modern ecosystems. From an evolutionary perspective on the scale of geologic time, ... More


Cetacea

Philip D. Gingerich

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0045
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Cetacea, comprising the great whales and the smaller dolphins and porpoises, have special interest in mammalian evolution as one of the two orders of mammals that became fully aquatic. Much of the ... More


Flipper Fallout: Dolphins as Cultural Workers, and the Human Conflicts that Ensue

Carlie Wiener

in Human-Wildlife Conflict: Complexity in the Marine Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199687145
eISBN:
9780191810961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687145.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Human desire to interact with dolphins has existed for centuries; however, it is only in the past 40 years that the popularity of dolphins through media and pop culture has perpetuated a growing ... More


Under the Sea

Gary Westfahl

in Arthur C. Clarke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041938
eISBN:
9780252050633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041938.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter describes how Clarke’s fascination with the oceans predates his skin diving career, as early stories convey that humans are drawn to and inspired by the sea, which played a key role in ... More


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