Recursive belief manipulation and second-order false-beliefs

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Abstract

The literature on first-order false-belief is extensive, but less is known about the second-order case. The ability to handle second-order false-beliefs correctly seems to mark a cognitively significant step, but what is its status? Is it an example of *complexity only* development, or does it indicate that a more fundamental *conceptual change* has taken place? In this paper we extend Braüner's hybrid-logical analysis of first-order false-belief tasks to the second-order case, and argue that our analysis supports a version of the conceptual change position.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCogSci 2016 Proceedings : 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Recognizing and Representing Events
EditorsAnna Papafragou, Daniel Grodner, Daniel Mirman, John Trueswell
Place of PublicationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
PublisherCognitive Science Society
Publication date2016
Pages2579-2584
ISBN (Print)978-0-9911967-3-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event38th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting: Recognizing and Representing Events - Philadelphia Convention Center , Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 201613 Aug 2016
http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/2015/09/26/cogsci-2016-recognizing-and-representing-events/

Conference

Conference38th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting
LocationPhiladelphia Convention Center
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period10/08/201613/08/2016
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Braüner, T., Blackburn, P. R., & Polyanskaya, I. (2016). Recursive belief manipulation and second-order false-beliefs. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J. Trueswell (Eds.), CogSci 2016 Proceedings: 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Recognizing and Representing Events (pp. 2579-2584). Cognitive Science Society. https://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2016/papers/0445/paper0445.pdf