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Kultura prymatów innych niż człowiek jako wyzwanie dla nauk społecznych
Non-Human Primates’ Culture as a Challenge to Social Sciences

Author(s): Mateusz Stępień
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: chimpanzee’s culture; cultural primatology; chimpanzee’s cognitive capacities

Summary/Abstract: Article presents latest findings in cultural primatology. Author calls for incorporating a problem of non human primate’s culture, especially chimpanzee’s culture, into sociological deliberations. Sociologist mustn’t ignore a new scientific discipline concerning culture. Author reports a primatologist’s understanding of culture and presents fieldwork and experimental researches on that topic. Also he evaluates primtologist’s conclusions. The studies about culture in non human primates are presented as a challenge to social science.

  • Issue Year: 191/2008
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 43-66
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish