Review of Kristin Andrews' Do Apes Read Minds? Toward a New Folk Psychology [Book Review]

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 4 (2013)
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Kristin Andrews proposes a new framework for thinking about folk psychology, which she calls Pluralistic Folk Psychology. Her approach emphasizes kinds of psychological prediction and explanation that don't rest on propositional attitude attribution. Here I review some elements of her theory and find that, although the approach is very promising, there's still work to be done before we can conclude that the manners of prediction and explanation she identifies don't involve implicit propositional attitude attribution.



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