Rationality, decentring, and the evidence for pretence in non-human animals
This chapter examines decentring, rationality, and evidence for pretence in non-human animals. It suggests that pretence depends on a capacity to decentre and it is indication of rationality. It argues that while decentring may be a form of metacognition it does depend on metarepresentation and explains the distinction between the vertical ascent involved in metarepresentation and the horizontal shifts involved in decentring.
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