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The limits of spectatorial folk psychology

Journal Article


Abstract


  • It is almost universally agreed that the main business of commonsense psychology is that of providing generally reliable predictions and explanations of the actions of others. In line with this, it is also generally assumed that we are normally at theoretical remove from others such that we are always ascribing causally efficacious mental states to them for the purpose of prediction, explanation and control. Building on the work of those who regard our primary intersubjective interactions as a form of 'embodied practice', I defend a second-personal approach in this paper.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Citation


  • Hutto, D. (2004). The limits of spectatorial folk psychology. Mind and Language, 19 (5), 548-573.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-8744312523

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/709

Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 548

End Page


  • 573

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 5

Abstract


  • It is almost universally agreed that the main business of commonsense psychology is that of providing generally reliable predictions and explanations of the actions of others. In line with this, it is also generally assumed that we are normally at theoretical remove from others such that we are always ascribing causally efficacious mental states to them for the purpose of prediction, explanation and control. Building on the work of those who regard our primary intersubjective interactions as a form of 'embodied practice', I defend a second-personal approach in this paper.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Citation


  • Hutto, D. (2004). The limits of spectatorial folk psychology. Mind and Language, 19 (5), 548-573.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-8744312523

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/709

Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 548

End Page


  • 573

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 5