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Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Alvin I. Goldman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How people assign mental states to others and how they represent or conceptualize such states in the first place are topics of interest to philosophy of mind, developmental psychology, and cognitive ... More


Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives on Mentalizing

Alvin I. Goldman

in Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A brief overview and mini-history of the subject of mindreading are presented. Philosophers were the first to worry about the folk understanding of other minds and the distinctive nature of ... More


The Rationality Theory

Alvin I. Goldman

in Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Daniel Dennett’s “intentional stance” theory is a leading specimen of the rationality theory, though Dennett vacillates in offering stronger and weaker variants. In the strong formulations, the ... More


At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Lutz Marten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a new analysis of the interpretation of verb phrases and VP adjunction by arguing that the lexical subcategorization information of verbs is systematically underspecified and is ... More


Timothy Williamson's Knowledge and its Limits

Ernest Sosa

in Williamson on Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287512
eISBN:
9780191713620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287512.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter has four parts. The first lays out Williamson's account of mental concepts and mental states, and his characterization of knowledge as the most general factive stative attitude. The ... More


How conversational input shapes theory of mind development in infancy and early childhood

Virginia Slaughter and Candida C. Peterson

in Access to Language and Cognitive Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592722
eISBN:
9780191731488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592722.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

Human social cognition is largely driven by the theory of mind (ToM), that is, our ability to think about others in terms of the mental states (feeling, wanting, knowing, etc.) that underlie their ... More


The Developmental Origins of Meaning for Mental Terms

Derek E. Montgomery

in Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195159912
eISBN:
9780199847150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159912.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter asks how children come to understand the meaning of mental terms such as think, know, want, and gonna. It compares two perspectives on word learning—the ostension paradigm and the ... More


ADHD in Medicine

Susan C. C. Hawthorne

in Accidental Intolerance: How We Stigmatize ADHD and How We Can Stop

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199977383
eISBN:
9780199369928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977383.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In medicine, the concept of ADHD blends elements from broader disease concepts, ideas about mental illness, social concerns with signs of hyperactivity or inattentiveness, scientific knowledge about ... More


The Psychology of Folk Psychology

Alvin I. Goldman

in Joint Ventures: Mindreading, Mirroring, and Embodied Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199874187
eISBN:
9780190267674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199874187.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter illustrates the study of folk psychology, which pertains to an individual's collection of mental concepts (happy, afraid, want, pain, doubt, etc.). It provides a methodology for ... More


Return of the C Fibers; or, Philosophers’ Lack of Nerve

István Aranyosi

in The Peripheral Mind: Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989607
eISBN:
9780199346349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989607.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

After using the case of one of the African peoples’, the Akan’s conceptual scheme as an illustration of the point that the concept of mind is not absolute but relative to culture and historical ... More


Language and the Development of Cognitive Flexibility: Implications for Theory of Mind

Sophie Jacques and Philip David Zelazo

in Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195159912
eISBN:
9780199847150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159912.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the labeling function of language, in this case as an aid to cognitive flexibility. It reinterprets the relation between language and theory of mind in terms of language-related ... More


The Evolution of an Idea

James C. Klagge

in Wittgenstein in Exile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015349
eISBN:
9780262300117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015349.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores Wittgenstein’s thought experiment, which he came up with while staying in Norway. The thought experiment is an experiment about us — our temperament — rather than about seeds, ... More


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