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The Look of Another Mind

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According to the perceptual model, our knowledge of others' minds is a form of perceptual knowledge. We know, for example, that Jones is angry because we can literally see that he is. In this essay, I argue that mental states do not have the kind of distinctive looks that could sufficiently justify perceptual knowledge of others’ mentality. I present a puzzle that can arise with respect to mental states that I claim does not arise for non-mental properties like being an apple and argue that t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/mind/fzw001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Mind Journal website
Volume:
126
Issue:
504
Pages:
1023-1061
Publication date:
2017-02-17
Acceptance date:
2016-01-04
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EISSN:
1460-2113
ISSN:
0026-4423
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1100535
Local pid:
pubs:1100535
Deposit date:
2020-04-17

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