Folk logic and animal rationality
This chapter examines the relationship between metarepresentation and social cognition within an evolutionary perspective on animal rationality. It describes the selective pressures that drive the genetic evolution of capacities for sophisticated information use by animals and the further distinctive pressures on hominid cognitive capacities associated with the social as well as genetic transmission of information. It explains how animals' capacities to use information are driven by the need to respond flexibly to variable environments.
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