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Conceptualizing Simulation 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:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter clarifies the notion of simulation and explores the relationship between simulating and theorizing. Generic simulation is the resemblance or imitation of one thing by another, so mental ... More


Rationality and Simulation

Alan Millar

in Understanding People: Normativity and Rationalizing Explanation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199254408
eISBN:
9780191719721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254408.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The emerging perspective is that understanding people has a distinctive subject-matter — rational agents who, as such, are subjects to ideals of reason and the related normative commitments. It ... More


How Do Minds Understand Minds? Mental Simulation Versus Tacit Theory

Stephen P. Stich and Shaun Nichols

in Deconstructing the Mind

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126662
eISBN:
9780199868322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195126661.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In cognitive science, the dominant strategy for explaining complex abilities, like the ability to understand and use natural language or the ability to predict the behavior of middle‐sized physical ... More


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

Shaun Nichols and Stephen P. Stich

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198236108
eISBN:
9780191600920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236107.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This volume defends an integrated account of the psychological mechanisms underlying “mindreading,” the commonplace capacity to understand the mind. The authors maintain that it is, as commonsense ... More


Deconstructing the Mind

Stephen P. Stich

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126662
eISBN:
9780199868322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195126661.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Eliminativism (or eliminative materialism) has been an important and provocative view in the philosophy of mind since the 1970s. Eliminativism claims that the mental states alluded to in our ordinary ... More


Language and simulation in conceptual processing

Lawrence W Barsalou, Ava Santos, W Kyle Simmons, and Christine D Wilson

in Symbols and Embodiment: Debates on meaning and cognition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199217274
eISBN:
9780191696060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217274.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explains that multiple systems represent knowledge. It focuses on two resources of knowledge, believed to have strong empirical support — linguistic forms in the brain's language ... More


Intention-Sensitive Expressions

Emma Borg

in Pursuing Meaning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588374
eISBN:
9780191741487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588374.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the role of speaker intentions in issues of reference determination for context-sensitive expressions, focusing on demonstratives. Intuitively, the referent of a token utterance ... More


Mindreading by simulation: The roles of imagination and mirroring

Alvin I. Goldman and Jordan C. Lucy

in Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199692972
eISBN:
9780191758515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter updates the case for the simulation approach to mindreading. It shows how simulation theory successfully addresses four questions: (1) how mental-state attribution tasks are executed; ... More


Action Perception from a Common Coding Perspective

Robrecht P. R. D. van der Wel, Natalie Sebanz, and Günther Knoblich

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides an overview of the evidence suggesting that action perception depends upon the interplay of perceptual and motor processes and discusses the implications of such ... More


Joint Attention and Understanding the Mind

Jane Heal

in Joint Attention: Communication and Other Minds: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199245635
eISBN:
9780191715303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245635.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

It is plausible to think, as many developmental psychologists do, that joint attention is important in the development of getting a full grasp on psychological notions. This chapter argues that this ... More


Simulationist Models of Face-Based Emotion Recognition

Chandra Sekhar Sripada

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/9780199874187.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter is concerned with the scientific evidence supporting the simulation theory of mindreading, primarily the attribution of emotion states based on facial expressions. It presents a case ... More


Neural Mechanisms for Action Observation

Beatriz Calvo-Merino

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The discovery of mirror neurons in the macaque monkey, or neurons in the premotor cortex that respond during the execution and perception of motor acts, established the first neurophysiological ... More


Folk Psychology

Stephen Stich and Shaun Nichols

in Collected Papers, Volume 1: Mind and Language, 1972–2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199734108
eISBN:
9780190267513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734108.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter first explains why folk psychology has played such an important role in recent philosophy of mind. It then distinguishes two different accounts of folk psychology, and argues that ... More


Theory of Mind

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/9780199874187.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the Theory of Mind (ToM) which is the cognitive ability to associate mental states (both verbal and non-verbal), such as beliefs, intents, desires, and knowledge, to oneself ... More


Theories of Self-Understanding

Radu J. Bogdan

in Our Own Minds: Sociocultural Grounds for Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026376
eISBN:
9780262289214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026376.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines some established theories of intuitive psychology that either posit symmetry or a reverse asymmetry—that is, understanding and being conscious of our own minds first, and of ... More


Mindreading by Simulation: The Roles of Imagination and Mirroring

Lucy Jordan

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/9780199874187.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses several questions pertaining to mindreading such as what constitutes its task-execution, how did human beings acquire this skill, how high is its neural plausibility, and to ... More


Introduction

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/9780199874187.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book is a collection of the so-called joint ventures of cognitive science and philosophy. The first part focuses on the ... More


The Gender of Human Togetherness

John D. Caputo

in On Becoming God: Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239924
eISBN:
9780823239962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239924.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Where the first two chapters have offered a critical analysis of the model of subjectivity underpinning theoretical engagements with mysticism (Lacan, Irigaray, Hollywood) and also forms of modernist ... More


What is Folk Psychology?

Stephen Stich and Ian Ravenscroft

in Collected Papers, Volume 1: Mind and Language, 1972–2010

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199734108
eISBN:
9780190267513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734108.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores various possible interpretations of the claim by eliminativists that “belief,” “desire,” and other familiar intentional state expressions are among the theoretical terms of a ... More


Mirror Neurons and the Simulation Theory of Mindreading

(with Vittorio Gallese)

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/9780199874187.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter deals with understanding other people's behavior through the application of Neurophysiology and Developmental Psychology. It explains that humans' mindreading skills might be dependent ... More


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