Evolution of cognition: Towards the theory of origin of human logic [Book Review]

Foundations of Science 5 (3):323-338 (2000)
The main problem discussed in this paper is: Why and how did animal cognition abilities arise? It is argued that investigations of the evolution of animal cognition abilities are very important from an epistemological point of view. A new direction for interdisciplinary researches – the creation and development of the theory of human logic origin – is proposed. The approaches to the origination of such a theory (mathematical models of ``intelligent invention'' of biological evolution, the cybernetic schemes of evolutionary progress and purposeful adaptive behavior) as well as potential interdisciplinary links of the theory are described and analyzed.
Keywords epistemology  evolution of animal cognition abilities  problem of human logic origin
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DOI 10.1023/A:1011327204647
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