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The Limits of Mindreading

Erneling, Christina LU (2010) In Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40(1). p.172-177
Abstract
Contemporary cognitive psychology is dominated by an individualistic and mentalistic approach to the mind. This Cartesian heritage is evident in studies of social understanding, that is, how we understand others. It is argued that this approach and metaphors like reading minds have failed, and should be replaced with a discursive approach, where public and shared socio-linguistic intenand normative activities order and shape individual mental activities.
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discursive psychology, social understanding, mindblindness, mindreading, Descartes, other minds, cognitive science
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Philosophy of the Social Sciences
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40
issue
1
pages
172 - 177
publisher
SAGE Publications Inc.
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  • wos:000274917000008
  • scopus:77649241498
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0048-3931
DOI
10.1177/0048393109352780
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English
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  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Review},
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  series       = {Philosophy of the Social Sciences},
  title        = {The Limits of Mindreading},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0048393109352780},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2010},
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