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Religion's Innate Origins and Evolutionary Background

Scott Atran

in The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310139
eISBN:
9780199871209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310139.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter envisions religion, in general, and awareness of the supernatural, in particular, as a converging by-product of several cognitive and emotional mechanisms that evolved under natural ... More


PRETENCE AND PRETENDING

Gregory Currie

in Arts and Minds

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256280
eISBN:
9780191601712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256284.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Assesses the claim that metarepresentation — the mental representation of a mental representation — is a key notion in understanding the nature and development of our capacity to engage in pretence. ... More


A Cognitive Theory of Pretence

Shaun Nichols and Stephen P. Stich

in Mindreading: An Integrated Account of Pretence, Self-Awareness, and Understanding Other Minds

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198236108
eISBN:
9780191600920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236107.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

One central theme of the book is that the capacity for mindreading implicates the capacity for pretense and imagination. In order to explain the processes underlying mindreading, it is vital to ... More


Mental Files in Attitude Ascription

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Mental files serve to think about objects in the world, but they have a derived, metarepresentational function: they serve to represent how other subjects think about objects in the world. An ... More


Indexed Files at Work

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Linking between indexed files and regular files is shown to work differently from linking as it operates between regular files. Various phenomena involving indexed files are discussed, including ... More


The ISA Theory: Foundations and Elaborations

Peter Carruthers

in The Opacity of Mind: An Integrative Theory of Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199596195
eISBN:
9780191731549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596195.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter further develops and supports the interpretive sensory-access (ISA) account of the nature and sources of self-knowledge. One goal is expository—it is to develop and explain the ISA ... More


The Master Rationality Motive and the Origins of the Nonautonomous Mind

Keith E. Stanovich

in Rationality and the Reflective Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341140
eISBN:
9780199894307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341140.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter elaborates on the uniquely human functionality of the nonautonomous minds and speculates on the evolutionary origins of Type 2 processing. These speculations involve conjoining a concept ... More


The emergence of metacognition: affect and uncertainty in animals

Peter Carruthers and J. Brendan Ritchie

in Foundations of Metacognition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646739
eISBN:
9780191745867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter situates the dispute over the metacognitive capacities of non-human animals in the context of wider debates about the phylogeny of metarepresentational abilities. This chapter clarifies ... More


Metacognition and indicative conditionals: a précis

Hannes Leitgeb

in Foundations of Metacognition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646739
eISBN:
9780191745867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter defends the thesis that accepting an indicative conditional is a metacognitive process that is not metarepresentational. The argument that we give in favour of this thesis is based on ... More


What metarepresentation is for

Tillmann Vierkant

in Foundations of Metacognition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646739
eISBN:
9780191745867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Humans seem special, because they are able to think about thinking (to make their mentality the object of their thoughts). This chapter distinguishes two very different ways in which thinking about ... More


Seeds of self-knowledge: noetic feelings and metacognition

Jérôme Dokic

in Foundations of Metacognition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646739
eISBN:
9780191745867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter is about the psychological nature and epistemic value of noetic feelings, such as the feeling of knowing or the feeling of uncertainty. Noetic feelings are ‘seeds’ of self-knowledge, ... More


That Within: Biologies of Hypochondria

Catherine Belling

in A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892365
eISBN:
9780199950096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892365.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the problematic relationship between hypochondria and biology (as material embodiment and as the discourse that allows us to think about it). It focuses on three challenges to ... More


Rationality, decentring, and the evidence for pretence in non-human animals

Gregory Currie

in Rational Animals?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines decentring, rationality, and evidence for pretence in non-human animals. It suggests that pretence depends on a capacity to ... More


Folk logic and animal rationality

Kim Sterelny

in Rational Animals?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the relationship between metarepresentation and social cognition within an evolutionary perspective on animal ... More


The Philosophy of Metacognition: Mental Agency and Self-Awareness

Joëlle Proust

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199602162
eISBN:
9780191758096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602162.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Does metacognition, i.e. the capacity to form epistemic self-evaluations about one’s current cognitive performance, derive from a mindreading capacity, or does it rely, at least in part, on sui ... More


Bolaño’s Fiction-Making System

Chris Andrews

in Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168069
eISBN:
9780231537537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168069.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers how Bolaño could have produced so much genuinely inventive fiction in such a short period. The partial answer is that he made use of four processes, all of which can be applied ... More


Experience of Agency in Schizophrenia

Joëlle Proust

in The Philosophy of Metacognition: Mental Agency and Self-Awareness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199602162
eISBN:
9780191758096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602162.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The experience of agency in patients with schizophrenia involves an interesting asymmetry. These patients have a preserved sense of ownership: there are circumstances in which, although they feel ... More


Conversational Metacognition

Joëlle Proust

in The Philosophy of Metacognition: Mental Agency and Self-Awareness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199602162
eISBN:
9780191758096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602162.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter aims to explore the relations between embodied communication and metacognition. The hypothesis explored is that embodied communication in humans involve metacognitive gestures. Examples ... More


Metacognition as Cognition about Cognition: Attributive Views

Joëlle Proust

in The Philosophy of Metacognition: Mental Agency and Self-Awareness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199602162
eISBN:
9780191758096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602162.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Four claims are shared by attributivist views about metacognition. According to them, the processes for metacognitive evaluation are not specialized in self-evaluation, evaluation is performed ... More


Metacognition or Metarepresentation? A Critical Discussion of Attributivism

Joëlle Proust

in The Philosophy of Metacognition: Mental Agency and Self-Awareness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199602162
eISBN:
9780191758096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602162.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A definition of metacognition as ‘cognition about cognition’ captures neither every aspect of metacognition, nor even its essential aspects. This chapter defends the view that procedural ... More


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