Intentions and Intentionality
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Intentions and Intentionality

Foundations of Social Cognition

Edited by Dare A. Baldwin, Bertram F. Malle and Louis J. Moses

A Bradford Book

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Social interaction requires social cognition—the ability to perceive, interpret, and explain the actions of others. This ability fundamentally relies on the concepts of intention and intentionality. For example, people distinguish sharply between intentional and unintentional behavior; identify the intentions underlying others' behavior; explain completed actions with reference to intentions, beliefs, and desires; and evaluate the social worth of actions using the concepts of intentionality and responsibility.

Intentions and Intentionality highlights the roles these concepts play in social cognition. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it offers cutting-edge work from researchers in cognitive, developmental, and social psychology and in philosophy, primatology, and law. It includes both conceptual and empirical contributions.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262133869 433 pp. | 9 in x 6 in 23 illus.

Paperback

$35.00 X | £27.00 ISBN: 9780262632676 433 pp. | 9 in x 6 in 23 illus.

Editors

Dare A. Baldwin

Dare A. Baldwin is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon.

Bertram F. Malle

Bertram Malle is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Cognitive and Decision Sciences at the University of Oregon. He is the editor of Intentions and Intentionality: Foundations of Social Cognition (MIT Press, 2001).

Louis J. Moses

Louis J. Moses is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon.

Reviews

  • ... a new revolution is underway; the excellent volume edited by Malle, Moses, and Baldwin is the latest manifesto.

    Philip David Zelazo

    Contemporary Psychology