From Plant Behavior to Plant Intelligence?

by Quentin Hiernaux (writer)
Collection: Sciences en questions
june 2023
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Over the past years, controversies about plant intelligence became featured in scientific journals in ecology and plant biology. Mainstream media and educational literature have also taken up the topic. Could plants be intelligent? Could it be true that they talk to each other, assist and defend each other, etc.? What is the scientific truth behind this idea of plant intelligence? 

Tackling the issue of intelligence in any organism requires us to study and theorize its behavior. Is the behavior of a plant more like the one of a machine? Or more like animal behavior? Or could some of its aspects even be like the human mind? The experimental results are difficult to interpret in a conceptual tradition focused on humans and animals. They entail a controversial – and sometimes unclear – methodological pluralism.

Read the preface of Professor Tony Trewavas,  FRS.FRSE., University of Edinburgh

This book is avalaible in French: Du comportement végétal à l'intelligence des plantes ?
Ce livre est disponible en français : Du comportement végétal à l'intelligence des plantes ?

Table of contents



From Plant Behavior to Plant Intelligence?


General Considerations on Behavior

Botanists and Philosophers on the Activities of Plants: a Historical Approach

Behavior in Plants

Cognitive Faculties in Plants?

Biosemiotics and Plant Behavior




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Language(s): English

Publisher: Éditions Quae

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Sciences en questions

Published: 30 june 2023

Reference Book: 02900

Reference eBook [PDF]: 02900NUM

Reference eBook [ePub]: 02900EPB

EAN13 Book: 9782759237456

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759237463

EAN13 eBook [ePub]: 9782759237470

Interior: Black & white

Format (in mm) Book: 120 x 190

Pages count Book: 104

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 104

Weight (in grammes): 125

Size: 1,5 Mo (PDF), 820 ko (ePub)


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