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Do apes read minds? : toward a new folk psychology, Kristin Andrews

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Do apes read minds? : toward a new folk psychology
Title
Do apes read minds?
Title remainder
toward a new folk psychology
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Kristin Andrews
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Language
eng
Summary
An argument that as folk psychologists humans (and perhaps other animals) don't so much read minds as see one another as persons with traits, emotions, and social relations. By adulthood, most of us have become experts in human behavior, able to make sense of the myriad behaviors we find in environments ranging from the family home to the local mall and beyond. In philosophy of mind, our understanding of others has been largely explained in terms of knowing others' beliefs and desires; describing others' behavior in these terms is the core of what is known as folk psychology. In Do Apes Read Minds? Kristin Andrews challenges this view of folk psychology, arguing that we don't consider others' beliefs and desires when predicting most quotidian behavior, and that our explanations in these terms are often inaccurate or unhelpful. Rather than mindreading, or understanding others as receptacles for propositional attitudes, Andrews claims that folk psychologists see others first as whole persons with traits, emotions, and social relations. Drawing on research in developmental psychology, social psychology, and animal cognition, Andrews argues for a pluralistic folk psychology that employs different kinds of practices (including prediction, explanation, and justification) and different kinds of cognitive tools (including personality trait attribution, stereotype activation, inductive reasoning about past behavior, and generalization from self) that are involved in our folk psychological practices. According to this understanding of folk psychology--which does not require the sophisticated cognitive machinery of second-order metacognition associated with having a theory of mind--animals (including the other great apes) may be folk psychologists, too
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1971-
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Andrews, Kristin
Dewey number
150
Index
index present
LC call number
BF199
LC item number
.A53 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Human behavior
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Human behavior
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Do apes read minds? : toward a new folk psychology, Kristin Andrews
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; I. Identifying the Problem; Chapter 1. Do Apes Read Minds?; Social Apes; Standard Views of Folk Psychology; A Pluralistic Folk Psychology; Chapter 2. Baby Humans and Adult Chimpanzees: Propositional Attitude Attribution in Philosophy and Psychology; From Philosophy to Psychology; Belief Attribution in Philosophy; Belief Attribution in Psychology; Theory of Mind in Children; Infant Belief Attribution; Children's Changing Understanding of Other Minds; Chapter 3. The Asymmetry of Folk Psychological Prediction and Explanation
  • Standard Folk Psychology Emphasizes Prediction (and Assumes Explanation Follows)The Symmetry Thesis; Criticisms of the Symmetry Thesis; An Asymmetric Folk Psychology; II. Prediction; Chapter 4. How Do You Know What I'm Going to Do? You Know My Beliefs; Prediction and the Propositional Attitudes; Predicting Behavior; Accuracy of Predicting Behavior by Relying on the Attitudes; Propositional Attitude Attribution Is Not Sufficient for Accurate Predictions; Propositional Attitude Attribution Is Not Necessary for Accurate Predictions; Prediction in Theory Theory and Model Theory
  • Prediction in Simulation TheoryLeaving the Armchair; Chapter 5. How Do You Know What I'm Going to Do? You Know Me; Mental Content and Intentionality; Methods of Prediction; Predicting from the Situation; Predicting from Self; Predicting from Stereotypes; Predicting from Traits; Other Factors Involved in Predicting Behavior; Chapter 6. The Role of Propositional Attitudes in Behavior Prediction; Predicting Behavior and Mental Content; Does Trait Attribution Require Attribution of Mental Content?; How Accurate Is Standard Folk Psychology?
  • What Place Is There for Traditional Folk Psychological Prediction?Predicting Behavior without Attributing Propositional Attitudes; III. Explanation; Chapter 7. What Is Folk Psychological Explanation?; A Preliminary Account of Folk Psychological Explanation; Explanation and Prediction; Four Questions about FP Explanation; Explanation in Theory Theory; Explanation in Simulation Theory; Explanation in Model Theory; My Answers to the Four Questions; Chapter 8. The Science of Folk Psychological Explanation; Aspects of Explanation; Explanation Seeking in Children; Explanation Generating in Children
  • The Purposes of FP ExplanationExplanation Types and Contents; Explanatory Pluralism; Chapter 9. Worries about Explanation and Mental State Attribution; Explaining Behavior without a Theory of Mind; Nonverbal Explainers; Automatic Mental State Attribution; Explanations, Reasons, and Causes; Toward a New Way; IV. The Solution; Chapter 10. Folk Psychological Pluralism: Reading People, Not Minds; The Principles of a Pluralistic Folk Psychology; Folk Psychological Pluralism; How Do the Traditional Accounts of Mind Reading Stack Up?; Reading People, Not Minds; V. Implications of the Account
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804847556
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1 online resource (xi, 294 pages)
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9780262305761
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Label
Do apes read minds? : toward a new folk psychology, Kristin Andrews
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; I. Identifying the Problem; Chapter 1. Do Apes Read Minds?; Social Apes; Standard Views of Folk Psychology; A Pluralistic Folk Psychology; Chapter 2. Baby Humans and Adult Chimpanzees: Propositional Attitude Attribution in Philosophy and Psychology; From Philosophy to Psychology; Belief Attribution in Philosophy; Belief Attribution in Psychology; Theory of Mind in Children; Infant Belief Attribution; Children's Changing Understanding of Other Minds; Chapter 3. The Asymmetry of Folk Psychological Prediction and Explanation
  • Standard Folk Psychology Emphasizes Prediction (and Assumes Explanation Follows)The Symmetry Thesis; Criticisms of the Symmetry Thesis; An Asymmetric Folk Psychology; II. Prediction; Chapter 4. How Do You Know What I'm Going to Do? You Know My Beliefs; Prediction and the Propositional Attitudes; Predicting Behavior; Accuracy of Predicting Behavior by Relying on the Attitudes; Propositional Attitude Attribution Is Not Sufficient for Accurate Predictions; Propositional Attitude Attribution Is Not Necessary for Accurate Predictions; Prediction in Theory Theory and Model Theory
  • Prediction in Simulation TheoryLeaving the Armchair; Chapter 5. How Do You Know What I'm Going to Do? You Know Me; Mental Content and Intentionality; Methods of Prediction; Predicting from the Situation; Predicting from Self; Predicting from Stereotypes; Predicting from Traits; Other Factors Involved in Predicting Behavior; Chapter 6. The Role of Propositional Attitudes in Behavior Prediction; Predicting Behavior and Mental Content; Does Trait Attribution Require Attribution of Mental Content?; How Accurate Is Standard Folk Psychology?
  • What Place Is There for Traditional Folk Psychological Prediction?Predicting Behavior without Attributing Propositional Attitudes; III. Explanation; Chapter 7. What Is Folk Psychological Explanation?; A Preliminary Account of Folk Psychological Explanation; Explanation and Prediction; Four Questions about FP Explanation; Explanation in Theory Theory; Explanation in Simulation Theory; Explanation in Model Theory; My Answers to the Four Questions; Chapter 8. The Science of Folk Psychological Explanation; Aspects of Explanation; Explanation Seeking in Children; Explanation Generating in Children
  • The Purposes of FP ExplanationExplanation Types and Contents; Explanatory Pluralism; Chapter 9. Worries about Explanation and Mental State Attribution; Explaining Behavior without a Theory of Mind; Nonverbal Explainers; Automatic Mental State Attribution; Explanations, Reasons, and Causes; Toward a New Way; IV. The Solution; Chapter 10. Folk Psychological Pluralism: Reading People, Not Minds; The Principles of a Pluralistic Folk Psychology; Folk Psychological Pluralism; How Do the Traditional Accounts of Mind Reading Stack Up?; Reading People, Not Minds; V. Implications of the Account
Control code
804847556
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262305761
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9283
  • 9780262305761
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)804847556

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