Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2009), 32:159-160 Cambridge University Press
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doi:10.1017/S0140525X09000788

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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. robbinsp@missouri.edu http://philosophy.missouri.edu/people/robbins.html
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Abstract

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 pcarruth@umd.edu http://www.philosophy.umd.edu/Faculty/pcarruthers/


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