Analysis 74 (4):603-608 (2014)

Matteo Colombo
Tilburg University
Jan Sprenger
University of Turin
In a recent Analysis piece, John Shand (2014) argues that the Predictive Theory of Mind provides a unique explanation for why one cannot play chess against oneself. On the basis of this purported explanatory power, Shand concludes that we have an extra reason to believe that PTM is correct. In this reply, we first rectify the claim that one cannot play chess against oneself; then we move on to argue that even if this were the case, Shand’s argument does not give extra weight to the Predictive Theory of Mind.
Keywords Predictive mind  Chess  Inference to the best explanation
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DOI 10.1093/analys/anu081
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