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Understanding Other MindsPerspectives from developmental social neuroscience$
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Simon Baron-Cohen, Michael Lombardo, and Helen Tager-Flusberg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199692972

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.001.0001

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Mindreading the self

Mindreading the self

(p.467) Chapter 26 Mindreading the self
Understanding Other Minds

Peter Carruthers

Oxford University Press

This chapter contrasts two different kinds of account of our knowledge of our own thoughts. According to standard theories, self-knowledge of at least a subset of thoughts is direct and non-interpretive. According to the alternative, which will be elaborated and defended here, self-knowledge results from turning our mindreading capacities on ourselves, relying on the same sensory channels that we employ for other-knowledge and utilizing many of the same sensory cues.

Keywords:   autism, confabulation, dissociation, dual-method, interpretation, introspection, metacognition, mindreading, schizophrenia, self-knowledge

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