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Richard Menary: Did Social Cognition Culturally Evolve?

When:We 25-10-2017 15:15 - 17:00
Where:room Omega

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...)