Metarepresentations in an evolutionary perspective

Sperber, Dan (2000) Metarepresentations in an evolutionary perspective. [Book Chapter] (In Press)

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Humans are expert users of metarepresentations. How has this human metarepresentational capacity evolved? In order to contribute to the ongoing debate on this question, the chapter focuses on three more specific issues: i. How do humans metarepresent representations? ii. What came first: language, or metarepresentations? iii. Do humans have more than one metarepresentational ability?

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:evolution, psychology, origin of language, metarepresentation, cognition, communication, reasoning, representation, theory of mind, Machiavellian hypothesis, mindreading, comprehension, pragmatics, relevance theory
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Linguistics > Pragmatics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Language
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:851
Deposited By: Sperber, Dan
Deposited On:03 Mar 2000
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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