29 found
Order:
  1. Darwin's Mistake: Explaining the Discontinuity Between Human and Nonhuman Minds.Derek C. Penn, Keith J. Holyoak & Daniel J. Povinelli - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (2):109-130.
    Over the last quarter century, the dominant tendency in comparative cognitive psychology has been to emphasize the similarities between human and nonhuman minds and to downplay the differences as (Darwin 1871). In the present target article, we argue that Darwin was mistaken: the profound biological continuity between human and nonhuman animals masks an equally profound discontinuity between human and nonhuman minds. To wit, there is a significant discontinuity in the degree to which human and nonhuman animals are able to approximate (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   117 citations  
  2.  45
    Chimpanzee Minds: Suspiciously Human?Daniel J. Povinelli & Jennifer Vonk - 2003 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (4):157-160.
  3.  97
    We Don't Need a Microscope to Explore the Chimpanzee's Mind.Daniel J. Povinelli & Jennifer Vonk - 2006 - In Susan L. Hurley & Matthew Nudds (eds.), Rational Animals? Oxford University Press. pp. 1-28.
  4. On the Lack of Evidence That Non-Human Animals Possess Anything Remotely Resembling a 'Theory of Mind'.Derek C. Penn & Daniel J. Povinelli - 2007 - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 362 (1480):731-744.
  5. We Don't Need a Microscope to Explore the Chimpanzee's Mind.Daniel J. Povinelli & Jennifer Vonk - 2004 - Mind and Language 19 (1):1-28.
    The question of whether chimpanzees, like humans, reason about unobservable mental states remains highly controversial. On one account, chimpanzees are seen as possessing a psychological system for social cognition that represents and reasons about behaviors alone. A competing account allows that the chimpanzee's social cognition system additionally construes the behaviors it represents in terms of mental states. Because the range of behaviors that each of the two systems can generate is not currently known, and because the latter system depends upon (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   36 citations  
  6.  66
    Enactive and Behavioral Abstraction Accounts of Social Understanding in Chimpanzees, Infants, and Adults.Shaun Gallagher & Daniel J. Povinelli - 2012 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 3 (1):145-169.
    We argue against theory-of-mind interpretation of recent false-belief experiments with young infants and explore two other interpretations: enactive and behavioral abstraction approaches. We then discuss the differences between these alternatives.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   16 citations  
  7. Chimps as Secret Agents.Caroline T. Arruda & Daniel J. Povinelli - 2016 - Synthese 193 (7):2129-2158.
    We provide an account of chimpanzee-specific agency within the context of philosophy of action. We do so by showing that chimpanzees are capable of what we call reason-directed action, even though they may be incapable of more full-blown action, which we call reason-considered action. Although chimpanzee agency does not possess all the features of typical adult human agency, chimpanzee agency is evolutionarily responsive to their environment and overlaps considerably with our own. As such, it is an evolved set of capacities (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  8.  32
    Two Ways of Relating to Reasons.Caroline T. Arruda & Daniel J. Povinelli - 2018 - Mind and Language 33 (5):441-459.
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  9.  21
    Theory of Mind Experience Sampling in Typical Adults.Lauren Bryant, Anna Coffey, Daniel J. Povinelli & John R. Pruett - 2013 - Consciousness and Cognition 22 (3):697-707.
    We explored the frequency with which typical adults make Theory of Mind attributions, and under what circumstances these attributions occur. We used an experience sampling method to query 30 typical adults about their everyday thoughts. Participants carried a Personal Data Assistant that prompted them to categorize their thoughts as Action, Mental State, or Miscellaneous at approximately 30 pseudo-random times during a continuous 10-h period. Additionally, participants noted the direction of their thought and degree of socializing at the time of inquiry. (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  10. The Self: Elevated in Consciousness and Extended in Time.Daniel J. Povinelli - 2001 - In Chris Moore & Karen Lemmon (eds.), The Self in Time: Developmental Perspectives. Lawrence Erlbaum. pp. 75-95.
  11.  52
    Inferring Other Minds: Failure of the Argument by Analogy.Daniel J. Povinelli & Steve Giambrone - 2000 - Philosophical Topics 27 (1):167-202.
  12.  13
    On the Possibilities of Detecting Intentions Prior to Understanding Them.Daniel J. Povinelli - 2001 - In Bertram Malle, L. J. Moses & Dare Baldwin (eds.), Intentions and Intentionality: Foundations of Social Cognition. MIT Press. pp. 225--248.
  13.  3
    Toward a Science of Other Minds: Escaping the Argument by Analogy.Daniel J. Povinelli, Jesse M. Bering & Steve Giambrone - 2000 - Cognitive Science 24 (3):509-541.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  14. Social and Physical Reasoning in Human-Reared Chimpanzees : Preliminary Studies.Jennier Vonk & Daniel J. Povinelli - 2011 - In Johannes Roessler, Hemdat Lerman & Naomi Eilan (eds.), Perception, Causation, and Objectivity. Oxford University Press.
  15.  45
    Reinterpreting Behavior: A Human Specialization?Daniel J. Povinelli & Jochen Barth - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (5):712-713.
    Tomasello et al. argue that the “small difference that made a big difference” in the evolution of the human mind was the disposition to share intentions. Chimpanzees are said to understand certain mental states (like intentions), but not share them. We argue that an alternative model is better supported by the data: the capacity to represent mental states (and other unobservable phenomena) is a human specialization that co-evolved with natural language.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  16.  7
    Inferring Other Minds: Failure of the Argument by Analogy.Daniel J. Povinelli & Steve Giambrone - 1999 - Philosophical Topics 27 (1):167-201.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  17.  16
    The Relationship Between Joint Attention and Theory of Mind in Neurotypical Adults.Jordan A. Shaw, Lauren K. Bryant, Bertram F. Malle, Daniel J. Povinelli & John R. Pruett - 2017 - Consciousness and Cognition 51:268-278.
    Joint attention (JA) is hypothesized to have a close relationship with developing theory of mind (ToM) capabilities. We tested the co-occurrence of ToM and JA in social interactions between adults with no reported history of psychiatric illness or neurodevelopmental disorders. Participants engaged in an experimental task that encouraged nonverbal communication, including JA, and also ToM activity. We adapted an in-lab variant of experience sampling methods (Bryant, Coffey, Povinelli, & Pruett, 2013) to measure ToM during JA based on participants’ subjective reports (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  18. Monkeys, Apes, Mirrors, Minds: The Evolution of Self-Awareness in Primates.Daniel J. Povinelli - 1987 - Human Evolution 2:493-507.
  19.  13
    The Relationship Between Joint Attention and Theory of Mind in Neurotypical Adults.Jordan A. Shaw, Lauren K. Bryant, Bertram F. Malle, Daniel J. Povinelli & John R. Pruett - 2017 - Consciousness and Cognition 51:268-278.
  20.  20
    Parent-Offspring Conflict and the Development of Social Understanding.Daniel J. Povinelli, Christopher G. Prince & Todd M. Preuss - 2005 - In Peter Carruthers (ed.), The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents. New York: Oxford University Press New York. pp. 239--253.
    This chapter begins with a brief review of the theory of parent-offspring conflict and considers the role of this conflict in the cognitive development of human infants. It then discusses the evolution of theory of mind — which is taken to have its origins in human evolution — and considers how this human cognitive specialization might have interacted with existing parent-offspring dynamics. How the epigenetic systems of infants might have responded is shown by elaborating upon existing cognitive and behavioural systems, (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  21.  10
    The Chimpanzee's Mind: How Noble in Reason? How Absent of Ethics.Daniel J. Povinelli & Laurie R. Godfrey - 1993 - In Matthew Nitecki & Doris Nitecki (eds.), Evolutionary Ethics. Suny Press. pp. 227--324.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  22.  80
    There is More to Thinking Than Propositions.Derek C. Penn, Patricia W. Cheng, Keith J. Holyoak, John E. Hummel & Daniel J. Povinelli - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (2):221-223.
    We are big fans of propositions. But we are not big fans of the proposed by Mitchell et al. The authors ignore the critical role played by implicit, non-inferential processes in biological cognition, overestimate the work that propositions alone can do, and gloss over substantial differences in how different kinds of animals and different kinds of cognitive processes approximate propositional representations.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  23.  61
    Darwin's Triumph: Explaining the Uniqueness of the Human Mind Without a Deus Ex Machina.Derek C. Penn, Keith J. Holyoak & Daniel J. Povinelli - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (2):153-178.
    In our target article, we argued that there is a profound functional discontinuity between the cognitive abilities of modern humans and those of all other extant species. Unsurprisingly, our hypothesis elicited a wide range of responses from commentators. After responding to the commentaries, we conclude that our hypothesis lies closer to Darwin's views on the matter than to those of many of our contemporaries.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  24.  13
    On Attributing Mental States to Monkeys: First, Know Thyself.Daniel J. Povinelli & Sandra deBlois - 1992 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 15 (1):164-166.
  25. Are Animals Self-Aware? Maybe Not.Daniel J. Povinelli - 1998 - Scientific American.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  26.  9
    Ontogeny, Evolution, and Folk Psychology.Daniel J. Povinelli, Mia C. Zebouni & Christopher G. Prince - 1996 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19 (1):137.
  27.  7
    So, Are We the Massively Lucky Species?Derek C. Penn, Keith J. Holyoak & Daniel J. Povinelli - 2012 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (4):236-237.
    We are in vehement agreement with most of Vaesen's key claims. But Vaesen fails to consider or rebut the possibility that there are deep causal dependencies among the various cognitive traits he identifies as uniquely human. We argue that is one such linchpin trait in the evolution of human tool use, social intelligence, language, and culture.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  28.  6
    Universal Grammar and Mental Continuity: Two Modern Myths.Derek C. Penn, Keith J. Holyoak & Daniel J. Povinelli - 2009 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (5):462-464.
    In our opinion, the discontinuity between extant human and nonhuman minds is much broader and deeper than most researchers admit. We are happy to report that Evans & Levinson's (E&L's) target article strongly corroborates our unpopular hypothesis, and that the comparative evidence, in turn, bolsters E&L's provocative argument. Both a Universal Grammar and the between human and nonhuman minds turn out to be modern myths.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  29. Panmorphism.Daniel J. Povinelli - 1997 - In R. Mitchell, Nicholas S. Thompson & H. L. Miles (eds.), Anthropomorphism, Anecdotes, and Animals. Suny Press. pp. 92--103.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark