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Thinking without Words

José Luis Bermúdez


This book provides a new theory of the nature of nonlinguistic thought. Many scientific disciplines treat nonlinguistic creatures as thinkers, explaining their behavior in terms of their thoughts about themselves and about the environment. But this theorizing has proceeded without any clear account of the types of thinking available to nonlinguistic creatures. One consequence of this is that ascriptions of thoughts to nonlinguistic creatures have frequently been held to be metaphorical and not to be taken at face value. The book offers a conceptual framework for treating human infants and nonh ... More

Keywords: nonlinguistic behaviors, thought, thinkers, behavior, nonhuman, animals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195159691
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159691.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

José Luis Bermúdez, author
University of Stirling
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