Enactive and Behavioral Abstraction Accounts of Social Understanding in Chimpanzees, Infants, and Adults

Review of Philosophy and Psychology 3 (1):145-169 (2012)
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We argue against theory-of-mind interpretation of recent false-belief experiments with young infants and explore two other interpretations: enactive and behavioral abstraction approaches. We then discuss the differences between these alternatives.

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Action in Perception.Alva Noë - 2004 - MIT Press.
The Phenomenological Mind.Shaun Gallagher & Dan Zahavi - 2008 - New York, NY: Routledge. Edited by Dan Zahavi.
How the Body Shapes the Mind.Shaun Gallagher - 2005 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press UK.

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