Simulation, theory, and the frame problem: The interpretive moment

@article{Wilkerson2001SimulationTA,
  title={Simulation, theory, and the frame problem: The interpretive moment},
  author={William S. Wilkerson},
  journal={Philosophical Psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={14},
  pages={141 - 153}
}
The theory-theory claims that the explanation and prediction of behavior works via the application of a theory, while the simulation theory claims that explanation works by putting ourselves in others' places and noting what we would do. On either account, in order to develop a prediction or explanation of another person's behavior, one first needs to have a characterization of that person's current or recent actions. Simulation requires that I have some grasp of the other person's behavior to… Expand
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