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  1. Synopsis 2 items
    1. All scholars in science and humanities will at least implicitly ponder, what makes humans human. None of these theories and philosophies can do without ascribing a "mind" to human beings - although many models have been proposed, rejected and debated throughout history. There are those thinkers, who attain a more hard-wired, materialistic approach, by linking the mind to processes in the brain or nervous system; then there are those who understand the human mind as a rather emergent product of a continual process of becoming; and there are also the classic dualists, who propose a dual reality of body and mind. Our course on the anthropology of the mind will try to reconstruct the portfolio of these concepts and the controversies that surround them. The course is unique in that it invites perspectives from all three anthropological dimensions of our department. Accordingly, the course is taught as an unfolding debate between biological, social and material perspectives.

    2. Prof. Volker Sommer

      Pro-Provost for Africa (UCL Global)

      Department of Anthropology

      University College London

      London WC1E 6BT v.sommer@ucl.ac.uk

      (Anthropology Rm 224)

  2. Reading list 27 items
    1. Machiavellian Intelligence II 1997

      Book Essential E-book. Read chapter 9: Evolution of the social brain

    2. Dim forest, bright chimps - Boesch, Christophe, Boesch-Achermann, Hedwige 1991

      Article  This volume not held at UCL : Available at British Library

    3. Vervet monkey alarm calls: manipulation through shared information? - Dorothy L. Cheney, Robert M. Seyfarth 01/01/1985

      Article 

    4. Dominance rank and mating success in male primates - G Cowlishaw, R Dunbar 06/1991

      Article Essential

    5. Nice guys finish first - Dawkins, Richard

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    6. How animals do business - Frans B. M. de Waal 2005-6

      Article 

    7. Mating tactics and reproductive success - Dixson, A.F.

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    8. Subsistence technology of Nigerian chimpanzees - Andrew Fowler, Volker Sommer 11/10/2007

      Article 

    9. Leaf-swallowing in Nigerian chimpanzees: evidence for assumed self-medication - Andrew Fowler, Yianna Koutsioni, Volker Sommer 2006-8-8

      Article 

    10. Re-evaluating primate monogamy - Agustin Fuentes 12/1998

      Article 

    11. The mind of the chimpanzee - Goodall, Jane

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    12. Baboon sexual swellings: Information content of size and color - James P. Higham, Ann M. MacLarnon, Caroline Ross, Michael Heistermann 2008-3

      Article 

    13. Evolution of primate social systems - Peter M. Kappeler, Carel P. van Schaik 2002

      Article 

    14. The evolution of human homosexual behavior - R. C. Kirkpatrick 06/2000

      Article 

  3. Rethinking monogamy : the gibbon case - Sommer, Volker , and Reichard, Ulrich

    Chapter  Digitised reading

  4. The question of chimpanzee culture - Michael Tomasello

    Chapter  Digitised reading

  5. Classification of the hominoids - John H. Relethford

    Chapter 

  6. Dominance rank and mating success in male primates - G COWLISHAW, R DUNBAR 06/1991

    Article 

  7. The cultures of chimpanzees - Andrew Whiten, Christophe Boesch 1999

    Article 

  8. The Cultures of Chimpanzees - Andrew Whiten, Christophe Boesch 2001-1

    Article Essential

  9. Primate archaeology - Michael Haslam, Adriana Hernandez-Aguilar, Victoria Ling, Susana Carvalho 2009-7-16

    Article 

  10. Living on the edge: life-history of olive baboons at Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria - James P. Higham, Ymke Warren, Jeremiah Adanu, Buba N. Umaru 04/2009

    Article 

  11. The nature of culture: Technological variation in chimpanzee predation on army ants revisited - Caspar Schöning, Tatyana Humle, Yasmin Möbius, W.C. McGrew 2008-7

    Article 

  12. Chimpanzees use stone hammers in Cameroon - Bethan J. Morgan, Ekwoge E. Abwe 2006-8

    Article 

  13. Rhesus monkeys, Macaca mulatta, know what others can and cannot hear - Laurie R. Santos, Aaron G. Nissen, Jonathan A. Ferrugia 2006-5

    Article 

  14. Mate guarding and paternity in mandrills: factors influencing alpha male monopoly - Joanna M. Setchell, Marie Charpentier, E. Jean Wickings 11/2005

    Article 

  15. Females, food, family, and friendship - Joan B. Silk 13/06/2002

    Article 

  16. Evolutionary Explanations for Cooperation - Stuart A. West, Ashleigh S. Griffin, Andy Gardner 2007-8

    Article 

  17. Cultures in chimpanzees - A. Whiten, J. Goodall, W. C. McGrew, T. Nishida 1999-6-17

    Article 

  18. The holy wars about infanticide. Which side are you on? And why? - V Sommer

    Chapter  E-book. Also held in Teaching Collection - Science 5818

  19. The holy wars about infanticide. Which side are you on? And why? - Volker Sommer

    Chapter  Held in Teaching Collection - Science 5818

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