Intentions and Intentionality
Foundations of Social Cognition
Intentions and Intentionality by Bertram F. Malle
Book DescriptionSocial interaction requires social cognition -- the ability to perceive, interpret, and explain the actions of others. This ability fundamentally relies on the concepts of intention and intentionality. For example, people distinguish sharply between intentional and unintentional behavior; identify the intentions underlying others' behavior; explain completed actions with reference to intentions, beliefs, and desires; and evaluate the social worth of actions using the concepts of intentionality and responsibility. Intentions and Intentionality highlights the roles these concepts play in social cognition. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it offers cutting-edge work from researchers in cognitive, developmental, and social psychology and in philosophy, primatology, and law. It includes both conceptual and empirical contributions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262632676
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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One of the great challenges of social cognitive science is to understand how we can enter, or "read," the minds of others - that is, infer complex mental states such as beliefs, desires, intentions, and emotions. This book presents theories and empirical findings on this essential topic.
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Author Biography - Bertram F. Malle
Dare A. Baldwin is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon.
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