Winnicott, symbolic play, and other minds

Philosophical Psychology 24 (5):625 - 637 (2011)

Somogy Varga
University of Memphis
In this paper, I will attempt to follow Winnicott's thoughts on the intrinsic connection between symbolic play and the way we understand other minds. Phenomenological, conceptual and empirical difficulties in the account will be presented and taken into consideration. Winnicott's account proves to be a fruitful guide into the issue and can help us clarify impaired symbolic play in autism
Keywords Winnicott  play  autism  intersubjectivity
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DOI 10.1080/09515089.2011.559621
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