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A Philosopher Looks at Tool Use and Causal Understanding

Woodward, James (2011) A Philosopher Looks at Tool Use and Causal Understanding. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    This paper explores some general questions about the sorts of abilities that are involved in tool use and “causal cognition”, both in humans and in non-human primates. An attempt is made to relate the empirical literature on these topics to various philosophical theories of causation.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: causal cognition, causal learning, tool use
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
    Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
    Depositing User: Jim Woodward
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2011 09:24
    Last Modified: 05 Jun 2011 09:24
    Item ID: 8653
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8653

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