A Philosopher Looks at Tool Use and Causal Understanding

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8653
Author(s):
Woodward, James
preprint description
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.