Richard Menary: Did Social Cognition Culturally Evolve?
Lecture by Richard Menary (Macquarie), organized by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy
For some time now, the dominant theory of social cognition has been mindreading (or mentalizing); the ability to attribute mental states in order to explain and predict behaviour. The current state of the art is implicit mindreading: an inherited capacity for automatic and fast mentalizing. However, implicit mindreading has come under pressure, for example....(continue reading...)