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Jane Heal argues that central to our ability to arrive at views about others' thoughts is not knowledge of some theory of the mind but rather an ability to imagine alternative worlds and how things appear from another person's point of view. She then applies this view to questions of how we represent others' thoughts, the shape of psychological concepts, the nature of rationality and the possibility of first person authority. This book is of interest to students and professionals in philosophy of mind and language.Read more
- A first-rate collection of essays by a prominent philosopher of language and mind
- Offers a distinctive view of simulation theory
- Challenges some widely held assumptions in philosophy of mind
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- Date Published: April 2003
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521816977
- length: 316 pages
- dimensions: 236 x 158 x 26 mm
- weight: 0.562kg
- contains: 1 b/w illus.
- availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
Table of Contents
Part I. Mind, Theory and Imagination:
2. Replication and functionalism
3. Understanding other minds from the inside
4. Simulation, theory and content
5. Simulation and cognitive penetrability
Part II. Thought and Reason:
6. Co-cognition and off-line simulation
7. Semantic holism: still a good buy
8. Other minds, rationality and analogy
Part III. Indexical Predicates and Their Applications:
9. Indexical predicates and their uses
10. On speaking thus: the semantics of indirect discourse
11. Lagadonian kinds and psychological concepts
Part IV. Thinking of Minds and Interacting with Persons:
12. What are psychological concepts for?
13. Moore's paradox: a Wittgensteinian approach
14. On first person authority.
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