Embodied cognition and mindreading

Mind and Language 25 (1):119-140 (2010)

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Shannon Spaulding
Oklahoma State University
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Recently, philosophers and psychologists defending the embodied cognition research program have offered arguments against mindreading as a general model of our social understanding. The embodied cognition arguments are of two kinds: those that challenge the developmental picture of mindreading and those that challenge the alleged ubiquity of mindreading. Together, these two kinds of arguments, if successful, would present a serious challenge to the standard account of human social understanding. In this paper, I examine the strongest of these embodied cognition arguments and argue that mindreading approaches can withstand the best of these arguments from embodied cognition.
Keywords embodied cognition  mindreading  theory of mind
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2009.01383.x
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