Mind Misreading

Philosophical Issues 26 (1) (2016)
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Shannon Spaulding
Oklahoma State University
Abstract
Most people think of themselves as pretty good at understanding others’ beliefs, desires, emotions, and intentions. Accurate mindreading is an impressive cognitive feat, and for this reason the philosophical literature on mindreading has focused exclusively on explaining such successes. However, as it turns out, we regularly make mindreading mistakes. Understanding when and how mind misreading occurs is crucial for a complete account of mindreading. In this paper, I examine the conditions under which mind misreading occurs. I argue that these patterns of mind misreading shed light on the limits of mindreading, reveal new perspectives on how mindreading works, and have implications for social epistemology.
Keywords Social cognition  Stereotypes  Disagreement  Social epistemology
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DOI 10.1111/phis.12070
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