Perspectives on Imitation, Volume 2

Perspectives on Imitation, Volume 2

From Neuroscience to Social Science - Volume 2: Imitation, Human Development, and Culture

Edited by Susan Hurley and Nick Chater

A state-of-the-art view of imitation from leading researchers in neuroscience and brain imaging, animal and developmental psychology, primatology, ethology, philosophy, anthropology, media studies, economics, sociology, education, and law.

A Bradford Book

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A state-of-the-art view of imitation from leading researchers in neuroscience and brain imaging, animal and developmental psychology, primatology, ethology, philosophy, anthropology, media studies, economics, sociology, education, and law.

Leading researchers across a range of disciplines provide a state-of-the-art view of imitation, integrating the latest findings and theories with reviews of seminal work, and revealing why imitation is a topic of such intense current scientific interest.

Hardcover

$90.00 X ISBN: 9780262083362 562 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 14 illus.

Paperback

$50.00 X ISBN: 9780262582513 562 pp. | 6 in x 9 in 14 illus.

Editors

Susan Hurley

Susan Hurley is Professor at the University of Warwick, and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

Nick Chater

Nick Chater is Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.

Endorsements

  • Here we encounter the very best of thinking, evidence, and debate on imitation (and beyond) from the very best of philosophers, scientists, and proponents of contrasting perspectives. It's brilliant and it's fun.

    R. Peter Hobson

    avistock Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of London, and author of The Cradle of Thought

  • Philosophers have argued for centuries about the existence of free will. In this exciting book Daniel Wegner presents the facts about our experience of controlling our own actions. He persuasively argues that our experience of will is an illusion, but that this illusion is crucial for our concepts of morality and personal responsibility. This book should be read by anyone with an interest in how the mind works.

    Chris Frith

    Institute of Neurology, University College London