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  1. The Situational Structure of Primate Beliefs.Tony Cheng - 2016 - Perspectives: International Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):50-57.
    This paper develops the situational model of primate beliefs from the Prior-Lurz line of thought. There is a strong skepticism concerning primate beliefs in the analytic tradition which holds that beliefs have to be propositional and non-human animals do not have them. The response offered in this paper is twofold. First, two arguments against the propositional model as applied to other animals are put forward: an a priori argument from referential opacity and an empirical argument from varieties of working memory. (...)
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    False Consciousness and the Socially Extended Mind.Ane Engelstad - 2016 - Perspectives: International Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):24-35.
    In this paper I present a problem for the Marxist idea of false consciousness, namely how it is vulnerable to accusations of dogmatism. I will argue that the concept must be further developed if it is to provide a plausible tool for systematic social analysis. In the second half of the paper I will show how this could be done if the account of false consciousness incorporates Shaun Gallagher’s theory of the socially extended mind. This is a theory that explores (...)
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    Review of Carruthers’ Massive Modularity Thesis. [REVIEW]Max Skipper Griffiths - 2016 - Perspectives: International Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):36-49.
    According to Carruthers’ massive modularity thesis, the central systems of the mind are widely encapsulated and operate via heuristics and approximation techniques similar to those found in computer science. It follows from this, he claims, that widely encapsulated central systems are feasibly tractable. I argue that insofar as Carruthers uses this weakened definition of encapsulation, his thesis faces a dilemma: either is a misnomer and therefore unrecognisable as a version of MM, or it isn’t, and must put forward a convincing (...)
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    Mirror Neurons, Husserl, and Enactivism: An Analysis of Phenomenological Compatibility.Genevieve Hayman - 2016 - Perspectives: International Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):13-23.
    The potential for mirror neuron research to explain various aspects of social cognition has received considerable attention over the past two decades. Initially, mirror neuron research may seem in accordance with a phenomenological understanding of intersubjectivity, but the work of Dan Zahavi will be used to highlight significant incompatibilities between the two. Likewise, the enactivists Thomas Fuchs and Hanne De Jaegher identify significant issues with current interpretations of mirror neuron research and provide an alternative description of intersubjectivity. This article will (...)
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    Moral Emotions: Reclaiming the Evidence of the Heart. By Anthony J. Steinbock.David Markwell - 2016 - Perspectives: International Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):58-60.
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