Joint Attention: Communication and Other Minds: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology

Joint Attention: Communication and Other Minds: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology

by Naomi Eilan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199245630

ISBN-13: 9780199245635

Pub. Date: 05/05/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Some time around their first birthday, children begin to engage in "triadic" interactions, i.e. interactions with adults that turn specifically on both child and adult jointly attending to an object in their surroundings. Recognized as a developmental milestone amongst psychologists for some time, joint attention has recently also started to attract the

Overview

Some time around their first birthday, children begin to engage in "triadic" interactions, i.e. interactions with adults that turn specifically on both child and adult jointly attending to an object in their surroundings. Recognized as a developmental milestone amongst psychologists for some time, joint attention has recently also started to attract the attention of philosophers. This volume brings together, for the first time, psychological and philosophical perspectives on the nature and significance of joint attention. Original contributions by leading researchers in both disciplines explore the idea that joint attention has a key foundational role to play in the emergence of communicative abilities, psychological understanding, and, possibly, in the very capacity for objective thought.

Contributors:
Dare Baldwin, Josep Call, John Campbell, Naomi Eilan, Fabio Franco, Juan-Carlos Gomez, Jane Heal, R. Peter Hobson, Christoph Hoerl, Sue Leekam, Teresa McCormack, Christopher Peacocke, Vasudevi Reddy, Johannes Roessler, Mark A. Sabbagh, Michael Tomasello, Amanda L. Woodward.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199245635
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/05/2005
Series:
Consciousness and Self-consciousness Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Joint attention, communication, and mind, Naomi Eilan
2. Joint attention and understanding the mind, Jane Heal
3. What chimpanzees know about seeing revisited: an explanation of the third kind, Josep Call and Michael Tomasello
4. Joint attention and the notion of subject: insights from apes, normal children, and children with autism, Joan-Carlos Gomez
5. Before the 'Third Element': understanding attention to self, Vasudevi Reddy
6. Infants' understanding of the actions involved in joint attention, Amanda L. Woodward
7. Infant pointing: Harlequin, servant of two masters, Fabio Franco
8. Understanding the role of communicative intentions in word learning, Mark A. Sabbagh and Dare Baldwin
9. What puts the jointness into joint attention?, R. Peter Hobson
10. Why do children wiht autism have a joint attention impairment?, Sue Leekam
11. Joint attention and the problem of other minds, Johannes Roessler
12. Joint reminiscing as joint attention to the past, Christoph Hoerl and Teresa McCormack
13. Joint attention and common knowledge, John Campbell
14. Joint attention: its nature, reflexivity, and relation to common knowledge?, Christopher Peacocke

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