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

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"This book contains research into the cognitive phenomenon of 'joint attention'. Philosophical and psychological perspectives on the nature and significance of this phenomenon are examined"--Provided by publisher.
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"[A] must-read for anybody seriously interested in the topics surrounding theory of mind.... the book offers theoretical insights and empirical research on joint attention, one of the central precursor to a full-blown theory of mind.... this is an important volume from which we can learn a great deal about early origins of the human theory of mind."—Bertram F. Malle, Philosophical Psychology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199245635
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/5/2005
  • 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)

Meet the Author

University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Queen's University, Belfast

University of Warwick

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Table of Contents

1 Joint attention, communication and mind 1
2 Joint attention and understanding the mind 34
3 What chimpanzees know about seeing, revisited : an explanation of the third kind 45
4 Joint attention and the notion of subject : insights from apes, normal children, and children with autism 65
5 Before the 'third element' : understanding attention to self 85
6 Infants' understanding of the actions involved in joint attention 110
7 Infant pointing : harlequin, servant of two masters 129
8 Understanding the role of communicative intentions in word learning 165
9 What puts the jointness into joint attention? 185
10 Why do children with autism have a joint attention impairment? 205
11 Joint attention and the problem of other minds 230
12 Joint reminiscing as joint attention to the past 260
13 Joint attention and common knowledge 287
14 Joint attention : its nature, reflexivity, and relation to common knowledge 298
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