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Human thinking, shared intentionality, and egocentric biases

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


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The paper briefly summarises and critiques Tomasello’s (2014) A Natural History of Human Thinking. After offering an overview of the book, the paper focusses on one particular part of Tomasello’s proposal on the evolution of uniquely human thinking and raises two points of criticism against it. One of them concerns his notion of thinking. The other pertains to empirical findings on egocentric biases in communication.

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