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Description - Intentions and Intentionality by Bertram F. Malle

Social 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. This book highlights the roles these concepts play in social cognition. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it offers 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 Details

ISBN: 9780262632676
ISBN-10: 0262632675
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 433
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bertram F. Malle

Louis J. Moses is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon.

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