The impact of culture on mindreading

@article{Lavelle2019TheIO,
  title={The impact of culture on mindreading},
  author={Jane Suilin Lavelle},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2019},
  pages={1 - 24}
}
  • J. Lavelle
  • Published 2019
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • Synthese
The role of culture in shaping folk psychology and mindreading has been neglected in the philosophical literature. This paper shows that there are significant cultural differences in how psychological states are understood and used by (1) drawing on Spaulding’s recent distinction between the ‘goals’ and ‘methods’ of mindreading (2018) to argue that the relations between these methods vary across cultures; and (2) arguing that differences in folk psychology cannot be dismissed as irrelevant to… Expand
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