Interpersonal Understanding and Theory of Mind

G4 Doktorsavhandling (monografi)

Interna författare/redaktörer

Publikationens författare: Ylva Gustafsson
Förläggare: Åbo Akademi
Förlagsort: Åbo
Publiceringsår: 2014
Antal sidor: 314
ISBN: 978-951-765-748-8
eISBN: 978-951-765-749-5


The claim that a “theory of mind”, is a fundamental cognitive capacity that grounds human social life is popular within both modern philosophical and psychological theorising on interpersonal understanding. This claim surfaces in evolutionary psychology, in theories of child development, in theories of autism as well as in philosophy on emotions and in moral philosophy. The aim of this work is to scrutinise certain psychological and philosophical theories on interpersonal understanding that are connected with empirical research. The author argues that the theories as well as the empirical research are often based on problematic philosophical assumptions about interpersonal understanding. The assumptions form the theories and also form how empirical research is built up and how results are interpreted.

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