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It's time to move beyond the “Great Chain of Being”

  • Robert J. Sternberg (a1)
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The target article provides an anthropocentric model of understanding intelligence in nonhuman animals. Such an idea dates back to Plato and, more recently, Lovejoy: On Earth, humans are at the top and other animals at successively lower levels. We then evaluate these other animals by our anthropocentric folk theories of their intelligence rather than by their own adaptive requirements.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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