The co-evolution of intersubjectivity and bodily mimesis

@inproceedings{Zlatev2008TheCO,
  title={The co-evolution of intersubjectivity and bodily mimesis},
  author={Jordan Zlatev},
  year={2008}
}
This chapter presents an evolutionary and developmental model, according to which intersubjectivity is intimately tied to bodily mimesis – the use of the body for communicative and representational purposes – to an extent that intersubjectivity can be said to co-evolve with it. I review some relevant evidence concerning non-human primates which shows that feral and captive apes are capable of the first two levels (involving e.g. empathy, shared attention and imitation), but not of the third… 

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