Graduate studies at Western
Biology and Philosophy 7 (1):1-12 (1992)
|Abstract||Cognitive ethology is the comparative study of animal cognition from an evolutionary perspective. As a sub-discipline of biology it shares interest in questions concerning the immediate causes and development of behavior. As a part of ethology it is also concerned with questions about the function and evolution of behavior. I examine some recent work in cognitive ethology, and I argue that the notions of mental content and representation are important to enable researchers to answer questions and state generalizations about the function and volution of behavior.|
|Keywords||Behavior Cognition Content Ethology Evolution Mental Science|
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