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Intentions and Intentionality : Foundations of Social Cognition - Bertram F. Malle

Intentions and Intentionality

Foundations of Social Cognition

By: Bertram F. Malle (Editor), Louis J. Moses (Editor), Dare A. Baldwin (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th January 2003
ISBN: 9780262632676
Number Of Pages: 433
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Social interaction requires social cognition--the ability to perceive, interpret, and explain the actions of others. This ability fundamentally relies on the concepts of intention and intentionality. For example, people distinguish sharply between intentional and unintentional behavior; identify the intentions underlying others' behavior; explain completed actions with reference to intentions, beliefs, and desires; and evaluate the social worth of actions using the concepts of intentionality and responsibility. "Intentions and Intentionality" highlights the roles these concepts play in social cognition. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it offers cutting-edge work from researchers in cognitive, developmental, and social psychology and in philosophy, primatology, and law. It includes both conceptual and empirical contributions.

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... a new revolution is underway; the excellent volume edited by Malle, Moses, and Baldwin is the latest manifesto.

-Philip David Zelazo, Contemporary Psychology
... a new revolution is underway; the excellent volume edited by Malle, Moses, and Baldwin is the latest manifesto.

-Philip David Zelazo, Contemporary Psychology * Reviews *

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: The Significance of Intentionalityp. 1
Desires, Intentions, and Intentionality
Acting Intentionally: Probing Folk Notionsp. 27
The Distinction between Desire and Intention: A Folk-Conceptual Analysisp. 45
Some Thoughts on Ascribing Complex Intentional Concepts to Young Childrenp. 69
The Paradox of Intention: Assessing Children's Metarepresentational Understandingp. 85
Intentions as Emergent Products of Social Interactionsp. 105
Detecting Intentions and Intentionality
Developing Intentional Understandingsp. 125
How Infants Make Sense of Intentional Actionp. 149
"Like Me" as a Building Block for Understanding Other Minds: Bodily Acts, Attention, and Intentionp. 171
Making Sense of Human Behavior: Action Parsing and Intentional Inferencep. 193
Desire, Intention, and the Simulation Theoryp. 207
On the Possibilities of Detecting Intentions Prior to Understanding Themp. 225
Intentionality and Behavior Explanations
Action Explanations: Causes and Purposesp. 251
Folk Explanations of Intentional Actionp. 265
The Rocky Road from Acts to Dispositions: Insights for Attribution Theory from Developmental Research on Theories of Mindp. 287
Intentionality and Responsibility In Social Context
The Social Folk Theorist: Insights from Social and Cultural Psychology on the Contents and Contexts of Folk Theorizingp. 307
Responsibility for Social Transgressions: An Attributional Analysisp. 331
Moral Responsibility and the Interpretive Turn: Children's Changing Conceptions of Truth and Rightnessp. 345
Intentional Agency, Responsibility, and Justicep. 367
Bibliographyp. 381
List of Authorsp. 411
Indexp. 415
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ISBN: 9780262632676
ISBN-10: 0262632675
Series: Bradford Books
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 433
Published: 24th January 2003
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.59

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