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Loved this book. It gave me some thoughts about brain size and the entropy of evolution, which I have put on my blog:
http://the-entropist.blogspot.com/

Review: Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind

User Review  - Jan Underwood - Goodreads

This delightful book examines in minute and hilarious detail the complex social lives of Okavango Delta baboons and catalogs the authors' carefully devised tests to tease out the inner workings of the ... Read full review

Review: Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind

User Review  - John Wylie - Goodreads

A simply wonderful book that clearly demonstrates that primates fully understand every detail of their complex social ecology, and all that information is packed inside each of a mere fourteen verbal expressions. Read full review

Review: Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Scientific tome which cites extensive literature search. Couple lived in isolation beside the Votswana's Okavango swamp. They followed baboon troops daily, amid the predator rich environment of snakes ... Read full review

Review: Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind

User Review  - Katja - Goodreads

The authors pose intriguing questions about baboons, their mind, the origins of language, mental states, etc. However, the methodology they use is quite limited--this is not a criticism towards their ... Read full review

Review: Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind

User Review  - Mrsomeonesomethingjr - Goodreads

I wrote a paper on this book for school. Very interesting material Read full review

Review: Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind

User Review  - Stephen Redwood - Goodreads

It's amazing how complex baboon social structures are and the capabilities they have to navigate the frequent changes in relationships that occur. The detailed descriptions of experimental methods ... Read full review

Review: Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

This is the most interesting book I've ever read ever. Read full review

Review: Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind

User Review  - Steven Peterson - Goodreads

The team of Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth has collaborated on numerous publications, including a fine book, "How Monkeys See the World." This represents an ambitious addition to their body of ... Read full review

Review: Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind

User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

A look at baboon society with an eye toward a theory of mind. A decent book, but a bit repetitive. The last couple of chapters on language theory seemed a departure from the approach of the rest of the book. Overall, worth the read, but be prepared to skim some parts. Read full review


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