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Carruthers' marvelous magical mindreading machine

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Journal publication date04/2009
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Number of pages1
Original languageEnglish


Carruthers presents an interesting analysis of confabulation and a clear attack on introspection. Yet his theory-based alternative is a mechanistic view of "mindreading" which neglects the fact that social understanding occurs within a network of social relationships. In particular, the role of language in his model is too simple.

Bibliographic note

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BBS The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Behavioral and Brain Science, 32 (2), pp 152 2009, © 2009 Cambridge University Press.