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Theories of Theories of Mind

Theories of Theories of Mind

Janet Astington, Simon Baron-Cohen, George Botterill, Jill Boucher, Peter Carruthers, Gregory Currie, Martin Davies, Juan Carlos Gómez, Alison Gopnik, Robert M. Gordon, Paul Harris, Jane Heal, David Klein, Alan Leslie, Shaun Nichols, Josef Perner, Daniel Povinelli, Gabriel Segal, Peter K. Smith, Stephen Stich, Tony Stone, John Swettenham, Andrew Whiten
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  • Date Published: February 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521559164

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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.

    • Hot topic in current philosophy/cognitive science
    • Includes many CUP authors and big name in the field from both Europe and the US
    • Peter Carruthers CUP author (e.g. The Animals Issue)
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    • Date Published: February 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521559164
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Peter Carruthers and Peter K Smith
    Part I. What is acquired - theory-theory versus simulation theory:
    2. 'Radical' simulationism Robert M. Gordon
    3. Simulation and self-knowledge: a defence of theory-theory Peter Carruthers
    4. Varieties of off-line simulation Shaun Nichols, Stephen Stich, Alan Leslie, and David Klein
    5. Simulation, theory, and content Jane Heal
    6. Simulation as explicitation of predication-implicit knowledge about the mind: arguments for a simulation-theory mix Josef Perner
    7. Folk psychology and theoretical status George Botterill
    8. The mental simulation debate: a progress report Tony Stone and Martin Davies
    Part II. Modes of acquisition: theorising, learning, and modularity:
    9. The modularity of theory of mind Gabriel Segal
    10. The relationship between SAM and TOMM: two hypotheses Simon Baron-Cohen and John Swettenham
    11. Theories and modules: creation myths, developmental realities, and Neurath's boat Alison Gopnik
    12. What is theoretical about the child's theory of mind: a Vygotskian view of its development Janet Astington
    13. Desires, beliefs, and language Paul Harris
    Part III. Failures of acquisition – explaining autism:
    14. What could possibly explain autism? Jill Boucher
    15. Simulation-theory, theory-theory, and the evidence from autism Gregory Currie
    16. Autism as mind-blindness: an elaboration and partial defence Peter Carruthers
    Part IV. Wider perspectives – evolution and theory of mind:
    17. When does smart behaviour reading become mind-reading? Andrew Whiten
    18. Chimpanzee theory of mind: the long road to strong inference Daniel Povinelli
    19. Non-human primate theories of (non-human primate) minds: some issues concerning the origins of mind-reading Juan Carlos Gómez
    20. Language and the evolution of mind-reading Peter K. Smith
    Indexes.

  • Editors

    Peter Carruthers, University of Sheffield

    Peter K. Smith, Goldsmiths, University of London

    Contributors

    Janet Astington, Simon Baron-Cohen, George Botterill, Jill Boucher, Peter Carruthers, Gregory Currie, Martin Davies, Juan Carlos Gómez, Alison Gopnik, Robert M. Gordon, Paul Harris, Jane Heal, David Klein, Alan Leslie, Shaun Nichols, Josef Perner, Daniel Povinelli, Gabriel Segal, Peter K. Smith, Stephen Stich, Tony Stone, John Swettenham, Andrew Whiten

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