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Direct Perception, Social Cognition and Interactive Turn

(Original title: Priama percepcia, sociálna kognícia a interaktívny obrat)
Filozofia, 2017, vol. 72, No 8, pp. 645-655.
Language: Slovak
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The paper aims to scrutinize the assumption of direct perception, which plays a crucial role in the interactive approach to social cognition. I try to show that the interactive approach is problematic, if we take into account the results of studies focused on the presence of mentalizing capacities in early infancy. I argue that direct perception does not provide a productive explanatory framework and it struggles to provide an account of cognitive processes that enable social perception.


Direct social perception, False belief task, Interactive approach, Theory of mind, Theory theory

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