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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


The Penn Cove Roundup

Jason M. Colby

in Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190673093
eISBN:
9780197559789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673093.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

Ted griffin awoke with a start, but he wasn’t sure why. It was a warm night in August 1970, and all seemed calm and quiet. Water lapped against the boat’s hull as the ... More


“All Hell Broke Loose”

Jason M. Colby

in Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190673093
eISBN:
9780197559789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673093.003.0020
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

On the morning of Sunday, March 7, 1976, Ralph and Karen Munro were still feeling the effects of the previous night’s Tartan Ball. Over coffee, the couple chatted ... 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


Shifting Perspectives in Two Mid-Twentieth-Century Robinsonades

Ian Kinane

in Didactics and the Modern Robinsonade: New Paradigms for Young Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620047
eISBN:
9781789629613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620047.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter contends that Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins and Michel Tournier’s Friday and Robinson are works of didactic fiction which pose to young readers questions of historical, ... 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


Skana and the Hippie

Jason M. Colby

in Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190673093
eISBN:
9780197559789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673093.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

On september 21, 1967, Vancouver columnist Himie Koshevoy of the Province newspaper witnessed an unexpected Cold War encounter. Soviet minister of fisheries Alexander ... More


Dancing with Animals

Daniel Belgrad

in The Culture of Feedback: Ecological Thinking in Seventies America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652368
eISBN:
9780226652672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652672.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In conjunction with the growing impact of ecological thinking and its emphasis on empathy, the seventies witnessed a new focus on the affective quality of human-animal relations. Numerous popular ... 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


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


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