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The illusion of conscious will
Wegner (Wegner, D. (2002). The illusion of conscious will. MIT Press) argues that conscious will is an illusion, citing a wide range of empirical evidence. I shall begin by surveying some of hisExpand
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The moral mind : How five sets of innate intuitions guide the development of many culture-specific virtues , and perhaps even modules
1 Introduction Morality is one of the few topics in academe endowed with its own protective spell. A biologist is not blinded by her biological nature to the workings of biology. An economist is notExpand
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How we know our own minds: the relationship between mindreading and metacognition.
  • P. Carruthers
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Behavioral and brain sciences
  • 1 April 2009
Four different accounts of the relationship between third-person mindreading and first-person metacognition are compared and evaluated. While three of them endorse the existence of introspection forExpand
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Meta-cognition in Animals: A Skeptical Look
This paper examines the recent literature on meta-cognitive processes in non-human animals, arguing that in each case the data admit of a simpler, purely first-order, explanation. The topicsExpand
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The cognitive functions of language.
  • P. Carruthers
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Behavioral and brain sciences
  • 1 December 2002
This paper explores a variety of different versions of the thesis that natural language is involved in human thinking. It distinguishes amongst strong and weak forms of this thesis, dismissing someExpand
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The Opacity of Mind: An Integrative Theory of Self-Knowledge
List of Figures and Tables Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. The Mental Transparency Assumption 3. The ISA Theory: Foundations and Elaborations 4. Transparent Sensory Access to Attitudes?Expand
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Phenomenal Consciousness: A Naturalistic Theory
1. Assumptions, distinctions, and a map 2. Perspectival, subjective, and worldly facts 3. Explanatory gaps and qualia 4. Naturalisation and narrow content 5. First-order representationalism 6.Expand
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Language, Thought and Consciousness: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology
Preface Introduction 1. The geography of the issues 2. Which language do we think with? 3. Thought-based semantics 4. Holism and language 5. First steps towards a theory of consciousness 6. SecondExpand
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Mindreading in Infancy
Various dichotomies have been proposed to characterize the nature and development of human mindreading capacities, especially in light of recent evidence of mindreading in infants aged 7 to 18Expand
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