[Report] The 23rd Tokyo Colloquium of Cognitive Philosophy (TCCP)

22 January, 2011 BOKU Sutetsu

On November 22nd, I gave a talk titled "Saving Simulation-Theory from 'Collapse Arguments'".

Collapse arguments claim that the two approaches in the research of theory of mind, namely Theory-Theory and Simulation-Theory, are after all identical. More specifically, these arguments claim that Simulation-Theory “collapses into” Theory-Theory; all the instances of simulations are instances of theory uses after all. I argued against the collapse arguments from conceptual points of view. Simulation-Theory and Theory-Theory can be understood as conceptually different theories. If this is the case, collapse arguments are not valid in that they claim Simulation-Theory is identical with Theory-Theory.

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