Simulating Minds - a Review

Stuart, S.A.J. (2009) Simulating Minds - a Review. Minds and Machines, 19(2), pp. 279-282. (doi: 10.1007/s11023-009-9142-x)[Book Review]

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The opening statement in the Preface of his fascinating book refers to how the understanding the self and others, the identification of "the feelings, thoughts, and designs that compose our own daily lives and those of our neighbors, lovers, and foes" [p.vii] is a perennial problem in the philosophy of mind. Goldman's aim in Simulating Minds is twofold: (i) to provide a summary and review of the 'mindreading' work since a trio of papers in the 1980's (Robert Gordon 1986, Jane Heal 1986, and Goldman 1989) presented an alternative, in the form of simulation-theory, to the functionalist and theory-theory accounts that were then in the prevalent, and (ii) to present his own form of simulation-theory or simulationism.

Item Type:Book Reviews
Keywords:Theory of mind, simulation-theory, theory-theory, consciousness
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stuart, Dr Susan
Authors: Stuart, S.A.J.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:Minds and Machines
Journal Abbr.:M&M
ISSN (Online):1572-8641

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