More on the ontological status of autism and double empathy

  title={More on the ontological status of autism and double empathy},
  author={Nick Chown},
  journal={Disability \& Society},
  pages={1672 - 1676}
  • Nick Chown
  • Published 14 November 2014
  • Philosophy, Psychology
  • Disability & Society
This response to Milton’s recent article on the ontological status of autism and double empathy also explores, through the lens of ‘double empathy’ and ‘theory of mind’, the issues of relationality and interaction that researchers in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and psychology hardly acknowledge. I go on to consider Wittgenstein’s criteriological view of mind, propose a synthesis of theory to describe autism, and suggest that public criteria of a non-autistic ontology enable many… 
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