Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary

The principle of ontological commitment in pre- and postmortem multiple agent tracking


Nicolas J. Bullot a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON L5L 1C6, Canada. nicolas@objectcognition.net http://www.nicolas-bullot.org/Publi/PubliFrame.html

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Abstract

This commentary suggests that understanding the “Folk Psychology of Souls” requires studying a problem articulating ontology with psychology: How do human beings, both as perceivers and thinkers, track and refer to (1) living and dead intentional agents and (2) supernatural agents? The problem is discussed in the light of the principle of the ontological commitment in agent tracking.