Title

Predicative minds: the social ontogeny of propositional thinking

RIS ID

80490

Publication Details

Hutto, D. D. (2010). Predicative minds: the social ontogeny of propositional thinking. Mind, 119 (476), 1141-1145.

Abstract

To predicate is to attribute one represented item of another — for example, to say of a book that it is exciting. Only human minds are predicative minds. But we are not natural-born predicators; we become so by a process of socialization into linguistic practices. That is the central hypothesis of this book

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mind/fzq084