How Anti-Introspectionist is Theory Theory?

Quitterer, Josef (2002) How Anti-Introspectionist is Theory Theory? In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 192-193.


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Introspection is often seen as criterion to distinguish between theory theory (TT) and simulation theory (ST). Many empirical arguments against ST rely upon the thesis that ST is introspectionist and that it presupposes the Cartesian dictum that the mind is transparent to itself. According to Perner 1999 the capacity to introspect is so important for ST that it can be seen as the criterion that distinguishes ST from TT: "These two positions and their sub-varieties differ as to whether they presuppose or explain the ability to introspect. Theory theory is extremely anti-introspectionist. Traditional simulation is based on the ability to introspect one's own mental states." (Perner 1999)

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Introspection; Simulation Theory; Theory Theory; Stegmüller, W.
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: 26 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:52

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