Human thinking, shared intentionality, and egocentric biases

Biology and Philosophy 30 (6):1-16 (2015)

Uwe Peters
KU Leuven
The paper briefly summarises and critiques Tomasello’s A Natural History of Human Thinking. After offering an overview of the book, the paper focusses on one particular part of Tomasello’s proposal on the evolution of uniquely human thinking and raises two points of criticism against it. One of them concerns his notion of thinking. The other pertains to empirical findings on egocentric biases in communication
Keywords Human thinking  Shared intentionality  Explicit versus implicit  Egocentric bias
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DOI 10.1007/s10539-015-9512-0
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The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition.M. Tomasello - 1999 - Harvard University Press.

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