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When Does Simulation Enable Us Adequately to Attribute Mental States to Others?
When Does Simulation Enable Us Adequately to Attribute Mental States to Others?

Author(s): Adrianna Smurzyńska
Subject(s): Philosophy, Psychology, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: mentalization; simulation; differentiation of perspectives
Summary/Abstract: The paper discusses issues of taking different perspectives and attributing mental states. The main focus is on the criteria of their adequate ascription. Taking another’s perspective and simulation theory are taken into consideration. The paper considers the results of research on the development of the ability to differentiate perspectives and disorders of this ability in borderline personality disorder. The ability to differentiate one’s own and others’ mental states has been presented as an aspect of social cognition that enables adequate mentalization, by accepting the presence of various perspectives and the possibility of the coexistence of various representations of reality.

  • Page Range: 212-220
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English