Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (2):143-144 (2008)

Explaining the transition from nonhuman to human behavior is a major scientific problem. Penn et al. argue for discontinuous evolution; they review many relevant papers but miss some that disagree with their stance. Given the shifting ground on which Penn et al.'s theories are based, and the likelihood of future studies providing additional information on continuities, a more open approach to continuity is warranted
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0140525X08003695
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 62,242
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Psychological Speciesism of Humanism.Carrie Figdor - 2021 - Philosophical Studies 178:1545-1569.
Human Uniqueness in the Age of Ape Language Research.Mary Trachsel - 2010 - Society and Animals 18 (4):397-412.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total views
27 ( #402,502 of 2,444,855 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #311,140 of 2,444,855 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes