Mind in Practice : A Pragmatic and Interdisciplinary Account of Intersubjectivity
This book is about what happens when two people meet. Its main aim is to present an account of intersubjectivity.
- Leon de Bruin
- 29 September 2010
Most contemporary explanations of intersubjectivity fall into two main categories: theory theory and simulation theory. This book seeks to undermine the picture of intersubjectivity taken for granted by these accounts, and instead shows what social sense-making looks like from a pragmatic point of view. It proposes that intersubjectivity is enabled through a large range of second-person practices: (i) embodied practices allow us to employ various innate or early developing capacities that constitute a base-line for social understanding, (ii) embedded practices enable us to understand others within a broader social and pragmatic context, and (iii) narrative practices provide us with stories about self and other in order to further fine-tune and sophisticate our intersubjective interactions.
Supervisor: prof.dr. G.Glas