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  Richard Moore   Publications  

Publications and Conference Presentations


Philosophy and Theoretical Psychology Papers

  • Moore, R. Acting with and understanding communicative intent. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Moore, R. (2013). Evidence and interpretation in great ape gestural communication. In (Cappuccio ed.) Pointing: Where Embodied Cognition Meets the Symbolic Mind. Humana.Mente, 24(1). Pisa: ETS.
  • Moore, R. (2013). Imitation and conventional communication. Biology and Philosophy, 28(3): 481-500. [Link]


Empirical Studies

  • Moore, R., Liebal, K. & Tomasello, M. (2013). Three-year-olds understand communicative intentions without language, gestures, or gaze. Interaction Studies, 14(1): 62-80. [Link]
  • Moore, R., Mueller, B., Kaminski, J., & Tomasello, M. Two-year-olds but not domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) understand communicative intentions without language, gestures, or gaze. Manuscript submitted for publication.


Book Chapters and Review Articles

  • Moore, R. (Forthcoming). Ontogenetic constraints on Paul Grice's theory of communication. In Danielle Matthews (ed.), Pragmatic Development. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Moore, R. (Forthcoming). Teaching and social learning in chimpanzees. Biology and Philosophy. [Link]


Book Reviews

  • Moore, R. (2011). Review of Ian Apperly: Mindreaders: The Cognitive Basis of ‘Theory of Mind’, Journal of Consciousness Studies. 18(11-12).
  • Moore, R. (2010). Review of Raymond Tallis: Michelangelo's Finger: An Exploration of Everyday Transcendence. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 17(5).


Philosophical and theoretical psychology work in progress:

  • Moore, R. What does it mean to say that communication is cooperative?
  • Moore, R. Who makes assertions?
  • Moore, R. & Gómez, J. C. Non-human great apes act with Gricean intentions.


 Empirical studies in progress:

  • Moore, R., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. Captive orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus) point to request from conspecifics and humans, but do not understand requestive pointing.  
  • Moore, R., Schroeder, S. & Tomasello, M. Food requesting behaviour in ten primate species.
  • Moore, R., Wyman, E. & Tomasello, M. Conventionalisation in five year olds’ iconic gestural communication.
  • Moore, R., Crockford, C., Wittig, R. & Tomasello, M. Informative 'hoo' calls in captive chimpanzees.
  • Grosse, G., Moore, R. & Tomasello, M. Do non-human great apes understand the 'cooperative logic' of requests?
  • Stoeber, G., Moore, R. & Tomasello, M. Peer to peer communication in young children.
  • Vasc, D., Moore, R. & Tomasello, M. Iconic gestural communication in children.


Selected invited talks

May, 2012: ‘The role of the body in non-verbal communication’, Department of Cognitive Science, University of Lund

November 2011: ‘A Gricean Minimalist approach to the evolution of human communication’,

  • University of Sheffield, Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Science
  • University of Edinburgh, Department of Philosophy
  • University of St Andrews, Department of Psychology


January/February 2011: 'Cognising communicative intent'

  • Department of Philosophy, Central European University, Budapest
  • Berlin School of Mind and Brain


November 2008: 'Meaning, belief and intentions to be understood', Department of Psychology, MPI-EVA, Leipzig