Synthese 178 (3):503-514 (2011)
Revised simulation theory allows mental state attributions containing some or all of the attributor's genuine, non-simulated mental states. It is thought that this gives the revised theory an empirical advantage, because unlike theory theory and rationality theory, it can explain egocentric bias. I challenge this view, arguing that theory theory and rationality theory can explain egocentricity by appealing to heuristic mindreading and the diagnosticity of attributors' own beliefs, and that these explanations are as simple and consistent as those provided by revised simulation theory
|Keywords||Egocentric bias False consensus effect Goldman Mindreading Rationality theory Revised simulation theory Simulation Simulation theory Theory of mind Theory theory True false consensus effect Quarantine failure|
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