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Philosophies 2018, 3(2), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies3020012

(Mind)-Reading Maps

Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Instituto de Filosofía “Dr. Alejandro Korn”, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Buenos Aires C. P. 1416, Argentina
Received: 30 January 2018 / Revised: 10 April 2018 / Accepted: 12 April 2018 / Published: 17 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Philosophy of Cognitive Science: Selected Papers from WPCS 2017)
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In a two-system theory for mind-reading, a flexible system (FS) enables full-blown mind-reading, and an efficient system (ES) enables early mind-reading. Efficient processing differs from flexible processing in terms of restrictions on the kind of input it can take and the kinds of mental states it can ascribe (output). Thus, systems are not continuous and each relies on different representations: the FS on beliefs and other propositional attitudes, and the ES on belief-like states or registrations. There is a conceptual problem in distinguishing the representations each system operates with. They contend that they can solve this problem by appealing to a characterization of registrations based on signature limits, but this does not work. I suggest a solution to this problem. The difference between registration and belief becomes clearer if each vehicle turns out to be different. I offer some reasons in support of this proposal related to the performance of spontaneous-response false belief tasks. View Full-Text
Keywords: cartographic systems; two-systems theory; theory of mind; mind-reading; early social cognitive abilities; false belief task cartographic systems; two-systems theory; theory of mind; mind-reading; early social cognitive abilities; false belief task
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