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Recreative Minds

Gregory Currie and Ian Ravenscroft

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238089
eISBN:
9780191679568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics

This book develops a philosophical theory of imagination that draws upon recent theories and results in psychology. Ideas about how we read the minds of others have put the concept of imagination ... More


Modules of the Human Mind

Peter Carruthers

in The Architecture of the Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207077
eISBN:
9780191708909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207077.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter outlines some of the key modules that are likely to be unique to the human mind. These include a sophisticated mind-reading system, a language faculty, a variety of adaptations that ... More


I Know What You're Thinking: Brain imaging and mental privacy

Sarah D. Richmond, Geraint Rees, and Sarah J. L. Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199596492
eISBN:
9780191745669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596492.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

Since the 1980s, MRI scanners have told us much about brain function and played an important role in the clinical diagnosis of a number of conditions — both in the brain and the rest of the body. ... More


Introduction: What Is Magic?

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What is magic? What does magic do? Why do people believe in magic in the face of experience? After living in the Indian city of Banaras and making several trips to tribal areas in Uttar Pradesh, ... More


Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

Amy Coplan and Peter Goldie (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199539956
eISBN:
9780191730931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539956.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Empathy has for a long time, since at least the seminal work of David Hume and Adam Smith, been seen as centrally important in relation to our capacity to gain a grasp of the content of other ... More


Introduction

Walter Glannon

in Brain, Body, and Mind: Neuroethics with a Human Face

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199734092
eISBN:
9780199894475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734092.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introduction outlines the differences between the neuroscience of ethics and the ethics of neuroscience and describes how the 8 chapters in the book address theoretical and practical issues. It ... More


How Do We Decipher Others' Minds?

MARC JEANNEROD

in Who Needs Emotions?: The brain meets the robot

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195166194
eISBN:
9780199847020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166194.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter deals with the issue of deciphering other people's minds. It suggests that the central issue of how to access the mental contents of ... More


The evolution of deep social mind in humans

Andrew Whiten

in The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632593
eISBN:
9780191670497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632593.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The hunting patterns of several species of felid and canid are important for social reasons and cooperative ones also, of course. What differentiates the human approach compared to the animal ... More


We don't need a microscope to explore the chimpanzee's mind

Daniel Povinelli and Jennifer Vonk

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/9780198528272.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that there is no compelling evidence for the claim that chimpanzees have the ability to understand things by seeing those ... More


A Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience: A contribution of the Law and Neuroscience Project, supported by the MacArthur Foundation

Stephen J. Morse and Adina L. Roskies (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199859177
eISBN:
9780199332694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859177.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This reference volume is the first devoted to comprehensively providing criminal lawyers and judges with the current, basic neuroscientific and legal knowledge they will need to evaluate arguments ... More


The role of the mirror system in embodied communication

Natalie Sebanz and Günther Knoblich

in Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231751
eISBN:
9780191696527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews current evidence on mirroring in an attempt to identify what the mirror system can and cannot do for embodied communication. It asks what mirroring does and does not buy us, ... More


Mind Reading, Neuroscience, and the Law

Henry T. Greely

in A Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience: A contribution of the Law and Neuroscience Project, supported by the MacArthur Foundation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199859177
eISBN:
9780199332694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859177.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter starts with a quick survey of the general scientific approaches to mind reading, mainly through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). It then describes five possible applications ... More


Mind-reading by Brain-reading and Criminal Responsibility

Gideon Yaffe

in Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198743095
eISBN:
9780191802980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743095.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores whether neuroscience can provide ‘mind-reading’ evidence that may be useful for legal proceedings. It argues that neuroscience may indeed provide a type of epistemically robust ... More


Vicarious Perception

Bence Nanay

in Between Perception and Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199695379
eISBN:
9780191760747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695379.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Pragmatic representations attribute self-centred action-properties—properties that are relevant to the performance of my action. Vicarious perception attributes other-centred ... More


Thinking with Literature: Towards a Cognitive Criticism

Terence Cave

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198749417
eISBN:
9780191817328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749417.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book argues that, as literature is among the most powerful and flexible instruments of human thought, it invites a cognitive mode of criticism, one which asserts the priority of individual ... More


Does the bonobo have a (chimpanzee-like) theory of mind?

Christopher Krupenye, Evan L. MacLean, and Brian Hare

in Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198728511
eISBN:
9780191795381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198728511.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Theory of mind—the ability to reason about the thoughts and emotions of others—is central to what makes us human. Chimpanzees too appear to understand some psychological states. While less is known ... More


Developing a Theory of Mind: Initial Overview

Henry M. Wellman

in Making Minds: How Theory of Mind Develops

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199334919
eISBN:
9780190207472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334919.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter provides an overview of the course of childhood theory of mind to set the stage for more in-depth treatment of key topics and issues in later chapters. Theory of mind cannot be defined ... More


Meta-Cognition, Mind-Reading, and Humean Moral Agency

Julia Driver

in Moral Psychology and Human Agency: Philosophical Essays on the Science of Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198717812
eISBN:
9780191787324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717812.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Moral agency, as opposed to mere agency, is the agency that underlies distinctly moral action. This is in contrast to other sorts of agency. For example, “mere” agency is the sort of agency one sees ... More


The Causes and Contents of Inner Speech

Peter Carruthers

in Inner Speech: New Voices

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198796640
eISBN:
9780191866869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796640.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter will first sketch an account of how inner speech is generated. It will suggest that most inner speech comprises attended “sensory forward models” of mentally rehearsed speech actions. ... More


Mind Reading and Mind Misreading

John Harris

in How to be Good: The Possibility of Moral Enhancement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198707592
eISBN:
9780191822001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707592.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The idea, the possibility of reading the mind, from the outside, or indeed even from the inside, has exercised humanity from the earliest times. Recent advances in neuroscience have offered some, ... More


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