Metacognition and metarepresentation: Is a self-directed theory of mind a precondition for metacognition? [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Synthese 159 (2):271 - 295 (2007)
Metacognition is often defined as thinking about thinking. It is exemplified in all the activities through which one tries to predict and evaluate one’s own mental dispositions, states and properties for their cognitive adequacy. This article discusses the view that metacognition has metarepresentational structure. Properties such as causal contiguity, epistemic transparency and procedural reflexivity are present in metacognition but missing in metarepresentation, while open-ended recursivity and inferential promiscuity only occur in metarepresentation. It is concluded that, although metarepresentations can redescribe metacognitive contents, metacognition and metarepresentation are functionally distinct.
|Keywords||Metacognition Metarepresentation Theory of mind Reflexivity Epistemic feelings Self-prediction Causal-contiguity Inferential promiscuity|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Timothy Williamson (2000). Knowledge and its Limits. Oxford University Press.
John R. Searle (1983). Intentionality: An Essay in the Philosophy of Mind. Cambridge University Press.
Gareth Evans (1982). Varieties of Reference. Oxford University Press.
John Searle (1983). Intentionality. Oxford University Press.
Shaun Nichols & Stephen P. Stich (2003). Mindreading. An Integrated Account of Pretence, Self-Awareness, and Understanding Other Minds. Oxford University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
Kourken Michaelian & John Sutton (2013). Distributed Cognition and Memory Research: History and Current Directions. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 4 (1):1-24.
Kourken Michaelian (2012). Metacognition and Endorsement. Mind and Language 27 (3):284-307.
Nicholas Shea (2014). Reward Prediction Error Signals Are Meta‐Representational. Noûs 48 (2):314-341.
Santiago Arango-Muñoz (2013). Scaffolded Memory and Metacognitive Feelings. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 4 (1):135-152.
Santiago Arango-Muñoz (2011). Two Levels of Metacognition. Philosophia 39 (1):71-82.
Similar books and articles
Josep Call (2003). On Linking Comparative Metacognition and Theory of Mind. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (3):341-342.
Cameron Buckner, Adam Shriver, Stephen Crowley & Colin Allen (2009). How “Weak” Mindreaders Inherited the Earth. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (2):140-141.
Joëlle Proust (2008). Epistemic Agency and Metacognition: An Externalist View. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 108 (1pt3):241-268.
Diego Fernandez-Duque, J. A. Baird & Michael I. Posner (2000). Awareness and Metacognition. Consciousness and Cognition 9 (2):324-326.
David M. Rosenthal (1998). Consciousness and Metacognition. In Dan Sperber (ed.), Metarepresentation. Oxford University Press
Eleonora Papaleontiou-Louca (2008). Metacognition and Theory of Mind. Cambridge Scholars Pub..
A. P. Shimamura (2000). Toward a Cognitive Neuroscience of Metacognition. Consciousness and Cognition 9 (2):313-323.
Robert Russell Hampton (2003). Metacognition as Evidence for Explicit Representation in Nonhumans. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (3):346-347.
Tillmann Vierkant (2012). What Metarepresentation is For. In Brandl Beran (ed.), The Foundations of Metacognition. Oxford University Press 279.
Joëlle Proust (2003). Does Metacognition Necessarily Involve Metarepresentation? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (3):352-352.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads139 ( #14,024 of 1,725,558 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #81,232 of 1,725,558 )
How can I increase my downloads?