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The Bonobos pp 55-74 | Cite as

Social Play in Bonobos: Not Only an Immature Matter

  • Elisabetta Palagi
  • Tommaso Paoli
Part of the Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series (DIPR)

In the Confessions (Book XI, Chapter XIV), St. Augustine pondered the meaning of time. His answer is, “Quid ergo est tempus? Si nemo ex me quaerit, scio: si quaerenti explicare velim, nescio” [What is time then? If no one asks me, I know. If I want to explain it to those who ask, I no longer know]. Perhaps St. Augustine’s frustration is felt most by ethologists when dealing with play.

Keywords

Play Behavior Social Play Play Session Immature Matter Pigmy Chimpanzee 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabetta Palagi
    • 1
  • Tommaso Paoli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ethology, Ecology and Evolution, Anthropology UnitUniversity of PisaCalci, PisaItaly

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