Consciousness and Cognition 36:472-482 (2015)

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Shannon Spaulding
Oklahoma State University
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Direct Social Perception (DSP) is the idea that we can non-inferentially perceive others’ mental states. In this paper, I argue that the standard way of framing DSP leaves the debate at an impasse. I suggest two alternative interpretations of the idea that we see others’ mental states: others’ mental states are represented in the content of our perception, and we have basic perceptual beliefs about others’ mental states. I argue that the latter interpretation of DSP is more promising and examine the kinds of mental states that plausibly could satisfy this version of DSP.
Keywords Social cognition  Perception  Theory of Mind
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DOI 10.1016/j.concog.2015.01.003
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