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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures$
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Ron Johnston

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264355

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.001.0001

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Mind the Gap; or Why Humans are Not Just Great Apes

Mind the Gap; or Why Humans are Not Just Great Apes

JOINT BRITISH ACADEMY/BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL LECTURE

Chapter:
(p.402) (p.403) Mind the Gap; or Why Humans are Not Just Great Apes
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures
Author(s):

R. I. M. DUNBAR

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0015

This lecture presents the text of the speech about humans and apes delivered by the author at the 2007 Joint British Academy/British Psychological Society Annual Lecture held at the British Academy. It comments on the claim that an evolutionary perspective is not a competing paradigm for conventional explanations in the social sciences, and explains the why humans are so different from other apes and monkeys, despite the fact that we share so much of our evolutionary history with them.

Keywords:   humans, apes, evolutionary history, social sciences, monkeys, British Academy, lectures, British Psychological Society

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