Understanding the Representational Mind by Josef PernerUnderstanding the Representational Mind by Josef Perner

Understanding the Representational Mind

byJosef Perner

Paperback | March 2, 1993

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Introducing basic distinctions in philosophy of mind for characterizing the mental, Perner discusses differences in how commonsense and cognitive psychology view the mind. He traces the onset of a commonsense psychology in the social and emotional awareness of early infancy, revealing how the child begins to take a cognitive, representational view of the mind with repercussions for children's episodic memory, self-control, and their ability to engage in deception.

Josef Perner is Professor of Psychology at the University of Salzburg.
Title:Understanding the Representational MindFormat:PaperbackDimensions:362 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:March 2, 1993Publisher:The MIT Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0262660822

ISBN - 13:9780262660822


Editorial Reviews

Perner's book is a model of writing in cognitive development. There is a burgeoning literature on the child's theory of mind, and this book synthesizes it masterfully.

-- Susan Carey, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT