Re: [xmca] XM, C's and H's

From: Andy Blunden <ablunden who-is-at>
Date: Mon Dec 15 2008 - 21:15:29 PST

At last! I've been driving myself crazy over this one. The
discussion of "Folk Psychology" I liked was in:

*Jerome Bruner. Acts of Meaning: Four Lectures on Mind and

It's on Google books, so you can check it out there. Sorry
for all that! :(


Andy Blunden wrote:
> Derek, I should sleep some more, and then maybe I'd remember not only
> how to spell an author's name, but also which author I was reading! My
> apologies. I will continue trying to discover in which book I found this
> interesing argument.
> But in the meantime, I was not absolutely completely deceiving you in
> that Tomasello has an extended argument about what he calls "Gricean
> Communicative intention," the drift of which is that you can only make
> sense of people's speech and actions on the basis that the speaker
> assumes that the listener knows what the speaker's intention is, and
> that the speaker knows that the listener knows that the speaker knows
> that the listener knows the speaker's intention, and so on ad infinitum.
> In my words a rational knowledge of "folk psychology" is presupposed in
> communicative action.
> Andy
> Derek Melser wrote:
>> Andy,
>> I was looking up Tomasello's 'Origins of Human Communication' on
>> google books -- as you were writing this last email of yours, as it
>> happens -- hoping to browse the bit on folk psychology, but it assures
>> me there is no reference to 'folk psychology' in the entire book. How
>> can this be???
>> DM
>> 2008/12/16 Andy Blunden < <>>
>> Oops, I meant Michael Tomasello. (I realised this while asleep last
>> night! Isn't that weird?)
>> Andy
>> Andy Blunden wrote:
>> Michael Thomasino has a nice bit about "folk psychology" in his
>> "Origins of Human Communication" where he points out that folk
>> psychology exists as a real force in human life and goes from
>> there into a very interesting argument. You should have a look
>> at it.
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