Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2009), 32:159-160 Cambridge University Press
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Guilt by dissociation: Why mindreading may not be prior to metacognition after all

Philip Robbinsa1

a1 Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri–Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211.
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Carruthers argues that there is no developmental or clinical evidence that metacognition is dissociable from mindreading, and hence there is no reason to think that metacognition is prior to mindreading. A closer look at the evidence, however, reveals that these conclusions are premature at best.

How we know our own minds: The relationship between mindreading and metacognition Peter Carruthers Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742