Many philosophers and psychologists argue that normal adult human beings possess a primitive or 'folk' psychological theory. Recently, however, this " theory has come under challenge from the " simulation alternative . This alternative view says that human bings are able to predict and explain each others' actions by using the resources of their own minds to simuate the psychological etiology of the actions of others. The thirteen essays in this volume present the foundations of theory of mind debate, and are accompanied by an extensive introduction.
List of Contributors.
Introduction: Martin Davies and Tony Stone.
1. Replication and Functionalism: Jane Heal.
2. Folk Psychology as Simulation: Robert M. Gordon.
3. Interpretation Psychologized: Alvin I. Goldman.
4. The Simulation Theory: Objectives and Misconceptions: Robert
5. Folk Psychology: Simulation or Tacit Theory?: Stephen Stich
and Shaun Nichols.
6. 'He thinks He Knows': And more Development Evidence Against
the Simulation Role Taking Theory: Josef Perner and Deborah
7. Reply to Stich and Nichols: Robert M. Gordon.
8. Reply to Perner and Howes: Robert M. Gordon.
9. In Defense of Simulation Theory: Alvin I. Goldman.
10. From Simulation to Folk Pyschology: The Case for
Development: Paul L.Harris.
11. Why the Child's Theory of Mind Really is a Theory: Alison
Gopnik and Henry M. Wellman.
12. Reading the Eyes: Evidence for the Role of Perception in the
Development of a Theory of Mind: Simon Baron-Cohen and Pippa
13. Theory, Observation, and Drama: Simon Blackburn.
Index of Names.
Index of Subjects.