Is feeling pain just mindreading? Our mind-brain constructs realistic knowledge of ourselves

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (2):139-140 (2009)
Carruthers claims that (target article,). This may be true in many cases. But like other constructivist claims, it fails to explain occasions when constructed knowledge is accurate, like a well-supported scientific theory. People can know their surrounding world and to some extent themselves. Accurate self-knowledge is firmly established for both somatosensory and social pain
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