Joint Ventures: Mindreading, Mirroring, and Embodied Cognition

Oxford / New York: Oxford University Press (2013)
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This collection of essays by Alvin Goldman explores an array of topics in the philosophy of cognitive science, ranging from embodied cognition to the metaphysics of actions and events.



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This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book is a collection of the so-called joint ventures of cognitive science and philosophy. The first part focuses on the understanding of mental states and the theory of mind; the second part talks about empathy,... see more

Two Routes to Empathy

This chapter tackles the various perceptions of empathy and how it can be analyzed within the context of science, aesthetic theory, ethics, or philosophy of mind. One interpretation states that empathic states can be acquired through imagination or observation of the target individual; Dav... see more

A Program for “Naturalizing” Metaphysics, with Application to the Ontology of Events

This chapter proposes an approach to metaphysics involving the use of cognitive science. It begins by identifying the general makeup and characterization of metaphysical investigations, citing Earl Conee's definition, which basically says that metaphysics refers to the study of the nature ... see more

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