Theory of Mind and Insight in Chimpanzees, Elephants, and Other Animals?

  • Moti Nissani
Part of the Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series (DIPR)


This chapter attempts to provide an accessible review of a fundamental scientific and philosophical question: Are animals conscious? Instead of trying to address the issue of consciousness as a whole, this partial review will for the most part touch upon just two facets of consciousness—theory of mind and insight.


Wire Mesh Bottlenose Dolphin Asian Elephant Food Tray Animal Intelligence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moti Nissani
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  1. 1.Department of Interdisciplinary StudiesWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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