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Joint Attention: Communication and Other Minds
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Joint Attention: Communication and Other Minds: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology

Naomi Eilan, Christoph Hoerl, Teresa McCormack, and Johannes Roessler


Some time around their first birthday most infants begin to engage in behaviour that is designed to bring it about — by means of pointing or gaze-following, for instance — that their own and another person's attention are focused on the same object. The capacity for joint attention, as manifested in such behaviour, has become the subject of intensive research among developmentalists and primatologists over the past decade. More recently, work on joint attention has also begun to attract the attention of philosophers. This book brings together, for the first time, philosophical and psychologica ... More

Keywords: joint attention, communication, other minds, theory of mind, pointing, gaze-following, autism, infants

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199245635
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245635.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naomi Eilan, editor
Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick
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Christoph Hoerl, editor
Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick
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Teresa McCormack, editor
Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Belfast
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