Mind and Language 25 (3):298-328 (2010)

Authors
Matthew Van Cleave
Lansing Community College
Abstract
Jill de Villiers has argued that children's mastery of sentential complements plays a crucial role in enabling them to succeed at false-belief tasks. Josef Perner has disputed that and has argued that mastery of false-belief tasks requires an understanding of the multiplicity of perspectives. This paper attempts to resolve the debate by explicating attributions of desires and beliefs as extensions of the linguistic practices of making commands and assertions, respectively. In terms of these linguistic practices one can explain why desire-talk will precede belief-talk and why even older children will have difficulty attributing incompatible desires
Keywords False-belief  linguistic development  Perner  de Villiers
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2010.01391.x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 53,586
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Justification, Conversation, and Folk Psychology.Víctor Fernandez Castro - 2019 - Theoria : An International Journal for Theory, History and Fundations of Science 34 (1):73-88.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-06-01

Total views
29 ( #342,542 of 2,348,619 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #512,295 of 2,348,619 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes