In search of balance: a review of Povinelli's world without weight [Book Review]

Biology and Philosophy 28 (1):145-152 (2013)
Povinelli and colleagues ask whether chimpanzees can understand the concept of weight, answering with a resounding ‘‘no’’. They justify their answer by appeal to over thirty previously unpublished experiments. I here evaluate in detail Povinelli’s arguments against his targets, questioning the assumption that such comparative questions will be resolved with an unequivocal ‘‘yes’’ or ‘‘no’’.
Keywords primatology  weight  concepts  animal cognition  comparative psychology
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DOI 10.1007/s10539-012-9352-0
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