Interpersonal relating

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Page: 240-257

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
https://ro.uow.edu.au/era/3164
Author(s):
Hutto, Daniel D
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era2015
book description
Getting clear about the nature and basis of interpersonal relating is a central concern of many recent debates in the philosophy of mind. The first section of this chapter highlights some basic facts about the complexity and multifaceted character of interpersonal relating and briefly overviews some of its most prominent dysfunctions. Popular mind-minding hypotheses which claim that the dysfunctions in question are rooted in impaired capacities for attending to and attributing mental states to others are then introduced. Next, recent evidence from cognitive psychology and neuroscience with which these mind-minding hypotheses must be made compatible is summarized. The important differences between two main philosophical frameworks-frameworks that offer opposing ways of understanding the nature of mind minding capacities are then highlighted. Focusing on these differences, the final section highlights how adoption of these philosophical frameworks matters to thinking about the prognosis and strategies for the treatment of certain mental disorders.This chapter is divided into five parts. The first highlights some basic facts about thecomplexi~y and multifaceted character of interpersonal relating and briefly overviewsso~e. of tts most prominent dysfunctions. The second part introduces popular mindmmd~n.g hypotheses_which claim that the dysfunctions in question are rooted in impairedc~pantles for ~ttendmg to and attributing mental states to others. The third part summanzesrecent evtdence from cognitive psychology and neuroscience with which these mind~inding hypotheses must be made compatible. The fourth part highlights the important~tfferences between two main philosophical frameworks-frameworks that offer oppost~g ways of understanding the nature of mind minding capacities. Focusing on thesedtfferences, the final part highlights how adoption of these philosophical frameworksmatters to thinking about the prognosis and strategies for the treatment of certain mentaldisorders.