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Theories of Theories of Mind
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Theories of Theories of Mind brings together contributions by a distinguished international team of philosophers, psychologists, and primatologists, who between them address such questions as: what is it to understand the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of other people? How does such an understanding develop in the normal child? Why, unusually, does it fail to develop? And is any such mentalistic understanding shared by members of other species? The volume's four parts together offer a state of the art survey of the major topics in the theory-theory/simulationism debate within philosophy of mind, developmental psychology, the aetiology of autism and primatology. The volume will be of great interest to researchers and students in all areas interested in the 'theory of mind' debate.

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"Theories of Theories of Mind is an excellent collection of papers and will be of interest to cognitive scientists, philosophers and ethologists." Brian Jonathan Garrett, Philosphy in Review

"The contributions are generally of high quality, produced by some of the most active and productive researchers in the fields covered by the collection." Dialogue

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