Joint Attention: Communication and Other Minds : Issues in Philosophy and Psychology: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Mar 3, 2005 - Philosophy - 344 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

1 Joint Attention Communication and Mind
1
2 Joint Attention and Understanding the Mind
34
An Explanation of the Third Kind
45
Insights from Apes Normal Children and Children with Autism
65
Understanding Attention to Self
85
6 Infants Understanding of the Actions Involved in Joint Attention
110
Harlequin Servant of Two Masters
129
8 Understanding the Role of Communicative Intentions in Word Learning
165
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
Its Nature Reflexivity and Relation to Common Knowledge
298
Author Index
325
Subject Index
331
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9 What Puts the Jointness into Joint Attention?
185

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