Folk psychology does not exist

In Daniel D. Hutto & Matthew Ratcliffe (eds.), Folk Psychology Re-Assessed. Kluwer/Springer Press. pp. 211--221 (2007)

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Adam Morton
University of British Columbia
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I discuss the possibility that there is no intrinsic unity to the capacities which are bundled under the label "folk psychology". Cooperative skills, attributional skills, and predictive skills may be scattered as parts of other non--psychological capacities. I discuss how some forms of social life bring these different skills together. I end with some remarks on how abilities that are not unified in their essential mechanisms may still form a rough practical unity. (Remark: the paper is conjectural. It describes a possibility to take seriously rather than a conclusion of which I am convinced.).
Keywords folk psychology  imagination  natural kinds  psychological kinds  attribution of mental states  psychological explanation
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