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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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Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

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