David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Explorations (1999)
Cognitive pragmatics is concerned with the mental processes involved in intentional communication. I discuss a few issues that may help clarify the relationship between this area and the broader cognitive science and the contribution that they give, or might give, to each other. Rather than dwelling on the many technicalities of the various theories of communication that have been advanced, I focus on the different conceptions of the nature and the architecture of the mind/brain that underlie them. My aims are, first, to introduce and defend mentalist views of communication in general; second, to defend one such view, namely that communication is a cognitive competence, that is, a faculty, and the underlying idea that the architecture of the mind/brain is domain-specific; and, third, to review the (scarce) neuropsychological evidence that bears on these issues.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Francesca M. Bosco, Ilaria Gabbatore & Maurizio Tirassa (2014). A Broad Assessment of Theory of Mind in Adolescence: The Complexity of Mindreading. Consciousness and Cognition 24:84-97.
Maurizio Tirassa, Francesca M. Bosco & Livia Colle (2006). Rethinking the Ontogeny of Mindreading. Consciousness and Cognition 15 (1):197-217.
Francesca M. Bosco, Livia Colle, Silvia De Fazio, Adele Bono, Saverio Ruberti & Maurizio Tirassa (2009). Th.O.M.A.S.: An Exploratory Assessment of Theory of Mind in Schizophrenic Subjects. Cogprints 18 (1):306-319.
Nicoletta Castellino, Francesca M. Bosco, William L. Marshall, Liam E. Marshall & Fabio Veglia (2011). Mindreading Abilities in Sexual Offenders: An Analysis of Theory of Mind Processes. Consciousness and Cognition 20 (4):1612-1624.
Similar books and articles
William P. Bechtel (1986). What Happens to Accounts of Mind-Brain Relations If We Forgo an Architecture of Rules and Representations? Philosophy of Science Association 1986:159 - 171.
Thomas E. Dickins (2005). On Sociosexual Cognitive Architecture. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (2):280-281.
Joseph L. H. Cruz (1998). Mindreading: Mental State Ascription and Cognitive Architecture. Mind and Language 13 (3):323-340.
Maurizio Tirassa, Francesca M. Bosco & Livia Colle (2006). Sharedness and Privateness in Human Early Social Life. Tirassa, Maurizio and Bosco, Francesca M. And Colle, Livia (2006) Sharedness and Privateness in Human Early Social Life. [Journal (Paginated)].
Francesca M. Bosco & Maurizio Tirassa (1998). Sharedness as an Innate Basis for Communication in the Infant. In M. A. Gernsbacher & S. J. Derry (eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. 162-166.
Deborah Hauptmann & Warren Neidich (eds.) (2010). Cognitive Architecture: From Bio-Politics to Noo-Politics ; Architecture & Mind Inthe Age of Communication and Information. 010 Publishers.
Bruno G. Bara & Maurizio Tirassa (2010). A Mentalist Framework for Linguistic and Extralinguistic Communication. Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 9:182-193.
Harry Francis Mallgrave (2010). The Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture. Wiley-Blackwell.
Camilo J. Cela-Conde & Gisèle Marty (1997). Mind Architecture and Brain Architecture. Biology and Philosophy 12 (3):327-340.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads907 ( #518 of 1,911,508 )
Recent downloads (6 months)269 ( #255 of 1,911,508 )
How can I increase my downloads?