Mental Simulation: the Old-Fashioned Dispute

Fuller, Gary (2002) Mental Simulation: the Old-Fashioned Dispute. In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 59-61.


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We attribute psychological states and intentional actions to others. We also predict such states and actions and explain them. I attribute to Fred the belief that that mountain in the distance is the Schneeberg as well as the thought that it would be pleasant to climb it. I predict that later in the week when there is some free time Fred will form the intention to climb the mountain that very afternoon. And when one morning later in the week Fred says, "Let"s drive to Puchberg [at the foot of the Schneeberg] this afternoon,� I have no problem explaining what is up: Fred has Schneeberg plans. Further, we often do this spontaneously, effortlessly, and, in the majority of cases, successfully.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychological states; intentional action; theory of mind theory(TT); simulation theory(ST);
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Bewußtseinsphilosophie, Philosophie des Geistes und der Psychologie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2002
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51

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