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Comment on Roger Thomas' "Lloyd Morgan's Canon: A History of Misrepresentation"

Black, Stephen (2002) Comment on Roger Thomas' "Lloyd Morgan's Canon: A History of Misrepresentation".

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Abstract

Examining the canon itself without reference to ancillary material suggests that we should interpret animal behavior using Ockham's razor and rejecting anthropomorphism. This may well be the reason it has been so widely misrepresented by others.

EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:animal behavior, anthropomorphism, comparative psychology, Lloyd Morgan, Occam's razor, simplicity
Subjects:Chronology > 20th Century
Geography > Europe
History > Intellectual
Psychology > Animal/Comparative/Ethology
Psychology > Cognition
Psychology > Evolution
Psychology > Methodology
Theory > Epistemology
Theory > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:37
Deposited By:Green, Christopher D.
Deposited On:21 January 2002