Colin Chapman: Why Do We Want to Think People Are Different?

Thème:
Primates
Quoi:
Talk
Quand:
samedi 30 juin   09:00 AM à 10:30 AM (1 heure 30 minutes)
Où:
DS-R510
Mots-clés:
anthropologyzoologysocial organizationsocial behaviordifferences
Discussion:
0
Colin Chapman 
McGill Universit

Valéry Giroux 
Coordonnatrice Centre de recherche en éthique
Moderator

Various branches of science keep trying to define how humans and non-human primates (hereafter primates) differ, so as to call humans unique. But are we so different? Here I contrast some of the basic behaviors of humans and primates to evaluate claims of differences. I will look at disparities in terms of aggression, social complexity, territoriality, empathy, and cognitive abilities. We will consider why humans have the desire to be unique and what this desire leads to.

Chapman, C. A., Twinomugisha, D., Teichroeb, J. A., Valenta, K., Sengupta, R., Sarkar, D., & Rothman, J. M. (2016). How do primates survive among humans? Mechanisms employed by vervet monkeys at Lake Nabugabo, Uganda. In Ethnoprimatology (pp. 77-94). Springer, Cham.
MacLean, E. L., Herrmann, E., Suchindran, S., & Hare, B. (2017). Individual differences in cooperative communicative skills are more similar between dogs and humans than chimpanzeesAnimal Behaviour126, 41-51
Fuentes, A. (2018). How Humans and Apes Are Different, and Why It MattersJournal of Anthropological Research74(2), 151-167

Modérateur
Centre de recherche en éthique
Coordonnatrice
Présentateur
McGill University

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