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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


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


Conclusion 2: Implications for a Theory of Concepts

Susan Carey

in The Origin of Concepts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195367638
eISBN:
9780199867349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367638.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the implications of the picture of conceptual development offered in this book for a theory of concepts. It introduces new material, placing work on the origin of concepts in ... 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


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


How We Think of Others' Emotions

Peter Goldie

in The Emotions: A Philosophical Exploration

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253043
eISBN:
9780191597510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253048.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter, in the context of the debate between simulation theory and theory theory, distinguishes various ways in which we can grasp someone else's emotion: contagion, empathy, putting yourself ... More


Prototypes and Compositionality 1

Jerry A. Fodor

in Concepts: Where Cognitive Science Went Wrong

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236368
eISBN:
9780191597404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236360.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A consideration of the view, widely held in cognitive science, that typical concepts are complex statistical structures (`bundles of subjective probabilities’). The crucial difficulty: since ... More


Pieces of Mind: Pieces of Mind: A Theory of Third‐Person Mindreading

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:
10.1093/0198236107.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a detailed account of the mechanisms underlying third person mindreading: the attribution of mental states to others. A speculative Just So Story about the evolutionary origins ... More


Reading One's Own Mind

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:
10.1093/0198236107.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The most widely held account of self-awareness is the “theory theory”, according to which self-awareness is a theory-mediated process which depends on the same “theory of mind” that underlies the ... More


A Novel Refutation of Eliminative Materialism

William G. Lycan

in On Evidence in Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829720
eISBN:
9780191868221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829720.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Moore’s method as developed in Chapter 1 is applied against the doctrine of Eliminative Materialism in the philosophy of mind. It resists all defenses of that view that are based on the “Theory” ... More


Naive Scientists

Lasana T. Harris

in Invisible Mind: Flexible Social Cognition and Dehumanization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035965
eISBN:
9780262339049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035965.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The fifth chapter presents a toy model for the development of social cognition based on psychology experiments that explore this ability in babies, infants and children. It explores when infants ... 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


Learning about the mind from evidence: Children’s development of intuitive theories of perception and personality

Andrew N. Meltzoff and Alison Gopnik

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/9780199692972.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Where does our understanding of the mind come from? Here we focus on developmental plasticity and argue for a theory-theory account of children’s reasoning about the mind. Two examples are analyzed ... 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


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


The Theory–Theory Approach to Ethics

Frank Jackson

in Conceptual Engineering and Conceptual Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198801856
eISBN:
9780191840418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801856.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

One way to approach the theory of reference for proper names is by asking what proper names are good for in the sense of the valuable purposes they serve. Suppose we approach ethical terms and ... More


Making Minds: How Theory of Mind Develops

Henry M. Wellman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199334919
eISBN:
9780190207472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334919.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Psychologists and philosophers coined the term “theory of mind” to describe our everyday understanding of the shifting mental states that underpin human actions and interactions. Over the past 25 ... More


Theory Theory: Reconstructing Constructivism

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/9780199334919.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Theory theory is heir to Piaget’s constructivism where everyday theories encompass general knowledge structures and are learned. Earlier chapters outline theory of mind’s structured knowledge; this ... More


Alternatives and Extensions

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/9780199334919.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Theory theory, and the related constructivist, Bayesian approaches, are not the only account available attempting to explain theory-of-mind developments. What are the alternatives and how do ... More


Theory of Mind

Scott A. Miller

in Parenting and Theory of Mind

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190232689
eISBN:
9780190232702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232689.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A consideration of how parenting relates to theory of mind requires some prior consideration of the two components of this topic considered separately. This chapter provides an overview of the ... More


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