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Editorial: Social cognition: Mindreading and alternatives

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Human beings, even very young infants, and members of several other species,

    exhibit remarkable capacities for attending to and engaging with others. These basic

    capacities have been the subject of intense research in developmental psychology,

    cognitive psychology, comparative psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy of

    mind over the last several decades. Appropriately characterizing the exact level and

    nature of these abilities and what lies at their basis continues to prove a tricky

    business.

    The contributions to this special issue investigate whether and to what extent the

    exercise of such capacities count as, or are best explained by, a genuine

    understanding of minds, where such understanding depends on the creatures in

    question possessing capacities for attributing a range of mental states and their

    contents in systematic ways. The question that takes center stage is: Do the

    capacities for attending to and engaging with others in question involve mindreading

    or is this achieved by other means?

Authors


  •   Hutto, Daniel D.
  •   Herschbach, M (external author)
  •   Southgate, V (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Hutto, D., Herschbach, M. & Southgate, V. (2011). Editorial: Social cognition: Mindreading and alternatives. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2 (3), 375-395.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84861311695

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/696

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 375

End Page


  • 395

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13164-011-0073-0

Abstract


  • Human beings, even very young infants, and members of several other species,

    exhibit remarkable capacities for attending to and engaging with others. These basic

    capacities have been the subject of intense research in developmental psychology,

    cognitive psychology, comparative psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy of

    mind over the last several decades. Appropriately characterizing the exact level and

    nature of these abilities and what lies at their basis continues to prove a tricky

    business.

    The contributions to this special issue investigate whether and to what extent the

    exercise of such capacities count as, or are best explained by, a genuine

    understanding of minds, where such understanding depends on the creatures in

    question possessing capacities for attributing a range of mental states and their

    contents in systematic ways. The question that takes center stage is: Do the

    capacities for attending to and engaging with others in question involve mindreading

    or is this achieved by other means?

Authors


  •   Hutto, Daniel D.
  •   Herschbach, M (external author)
  •   Southgate, V (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Hutto, D., Herschbach, M. & Southgate, V. (2011). Editorial: Social cognition: Mindreading and alternatives. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2 (3), 375-395.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84861311695

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/696

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 375

End Page


  • 395

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13164-011-0073-0