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    Scientific Misinformation and Fake News: A Blurred Boundary.Anna Elisabetta Galeotti & Cristina Meini - 2022 - Social Epistemology 36 (6):703-718.
    If political fake news is a serious concern for democratic politics, no less worrisome is scientific news with patently distorted content. Prima facie, scientific misinformation partially escapes the definition of fake news provided by empirical and philosophical analysis, mainly patterned after political disinformation. Most notably, we aim to show that people are often unaware not only of disseminating, but also of producing false or misleading information. However, by leveraging the philosophical and psychological literature, we advance some reasons for keeping scientific (...)
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    The Recognition of Emotions in Music and Landscapes: Extending Contour Theory.Marta Benenti & Cristina Meini - 2018 - Philosophia 46 (3):647-664.
    While inanimate objects can neither experience nor express emotions, in principle they can be expressive of emotions. In particular, music is a paradigmatic example of something expressive of emotions that surely cannot feel anything at all. The Contour theory accounts for music expressiveness in terms of those resemblances that hold between its external and perceivable properties and the typical contour of human emotional behavior. Provided that some critical aspects are emended – notably, the stress on the perception of similarity instead (...)
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    How pretence can really be metarepresentational.Cristina Meini & Alberto Voltolini - 2010 - Mind and Society 9 (1):31-58.
    Our lives are commonly involved with fictionality, an activity that adults share with children. After providing a brief reconstruction of the most important cognitive theories on pretence, we will argue that pretence has to do with metarepresentations, albeit in a rather weakened sense. In our view, pretending entails being aware that a certain representation does not fit in the very same representational model as another representation. This is a minimal metarepresentationalism, for normally metarepresentationalism on pretense claims that pretending is or (...)
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    Editorial: Self and Memory: A Multidisciplinary Debate.Rossella Guerini, Massimo Marraffa, Cristina Meini & Alfredo Paternoster - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    Mirror neurons as a conceptual mechanism?Cristina Meini & Alfredo Paternoster - 2012 - Mind and Society 11 (2):183-201.
    The functional role of mirror neurons has been assessed in many different ways. They have been regarded, inter alia, as the core mechanism of mind reading, the mechanism of language understanding, the mechanism of imitation. In this paper we will discuss the thesis according to which MNs are a conceptual mechanism. This hypothesis is attractive since it could accommodate in an apparently simple way all the above-mentioned interpretations. We shall take into consideration some reasons suggesting the conceptualist characterization of MNs, (...)
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    From Cradle to Internet. The Social Nature of Personal Identity.Cristina Meini - 2015 - Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 6 (2):282-297.
    Contrary to what Descartes argued many centuries ago, the self seems far from being a simple and indivisible entity, easily accessible to personal scrutiny. In this paper I will endorse an anti-cartesian attitude, starting from two different perspectives. On the one hand, I will consider clinical and developmental studies showing how strongly interpersonal relations modulate the quality of introspective access. In this section, I will take into account Neisser's theory of self knowledge and Gergely and Watson's constructivist approach. On the (...)
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    Perché non possiamo pensare qualsiasi cosa (ma possiamo pensarne tante). La religione come studio di caso.Cristina Meini - 2009 - Rivista di Estetica 42:55-70.
    The present essays tries to point out limits and constraints on our thought faculty. To this purpose it tackles, on the one hand, evolutionary psychology, and on the other massive modularity, construed as both consistent with evolutionary psychology and experimentally supported. We apply the results to an analysis of the development and epidemiology of religious belief.
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  8. Riconoscere gli agenti, riconoscerne le intenzioni: Umani adulti, bambini e animali non umani.Cristina Meini - 2001 - Rivista di Estetica 41 (18):37-53.
     
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    The Other “in” the Self: The sense of self and the threat of relativism.Cristina Meini & Alfredo Paternoster - 2014 - Rivista di Estetica 56:21-34.
    On the traditional view, a sense of selfhood appears relatively late in infancy, since to be, or to possess, a self is taken to require such capacities as language and metacognition. Recent research in psychology, however, shows that there are some rudimentary forms of self-consciousness already in the very first months of life. The exercise of these early abilities in interactional contexts with caretakers shapes gradually a sense of self, or a primitive form of what we also call “personal identity”, (...)
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    When the selfing process goes wrong: Social-biofeedback, causal mechanisms, and pathological narcissism.Cristina Meini - 2020 - Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 11 (1):113-127.
    : In direct opposition to the dominant nativist perspective tracing back to Descartes, William James suggested that the sense of self is constructed through a never-ending process of reflexivity. In more recent years, empirical data from various psychological domains have further strengthened this constructivist perspective. Notably, Gergely and Watson’s social biofeedback model has been proposed as a central mechanism in the development of emotional introspection, which itself constitutes a crucial step in the process leading to a mature sense of self. (...)
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    Competenza semantica e concetti.Alfredo Paternoster & Cristina Meini - 2007 - Rivista di Estetica 34 (34):143-161.
    Introduzione Il problema filosofico centrale di Lexical Competence (Marconi 1997 — i riferimenti che faremo sono relativi all’edizione italiana apparsa due anni dopo) è che cosa distingue la comprensione del linguaggio da parte di un agente umano da quella che potrebbe essere attribuita a un sistema artificiale. Nel rispondere a questa domanda Marconi (d’ora in poi, M.) offre una teoria della conoscenza del significato, descrive cioè in che cosa consiste conoscere il significato delle parole...
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  12. Espressiva Come Me.Marta Benenti & Cristina Meini - 2018 - Sistemi Intelligenti 30 (3):505-526.
    Caterina può apparire arrabbiata, ma anche un brano musicale può manifestare emozioni: un passaggio triste, una marcia gioiosa, una modulazione che apre a nuovi sentimenti. Anche gli oggetti inanimati possono manifestare emozioni che pure, a differenza di quanto accade per persone e animali, non possono esperire. Sebbene le attribuzioni di emozioni agli oggetti inanimati possano essere trattate, in linea di principio, come esempi di metafore, esse sembrano invero catturare un’esperienza reale. Per quanto anche un bollitore possa fischiare gioiosamente o un (...)
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