On the public nature of communication

Leavens, David (2002) On the public nature of communication. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25 (5). pp. 631-632. ISSN 0140-525X

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Abstract: Comparative and developmental psychology are engaged in a search for the evolutionary and developmental origins of the perceptions of "intentions" and "desires," and of epistemic states such as "ignorance" and "false belief." Shanker & King (S&K) remind us that these are merely words to describe public events: All organisms that can discriminate states of "knowledge" in others have learned to do this through observation of publicly available information.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Commentary on Shanker & King (2002)
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: David Leavens
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:30
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2012 12:08
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13007
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