Recursive belief manipulation and second-order false-beliefs

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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.
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.
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
Date2016
Pages2579-2584
ISBN (Print)978-0-9911967-3-9
StatePublished - 2016
Event38th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting: Recognizing and Representing Events - Philadelphia Convention Center , Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 201613 Aug 2016
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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). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: Cognitive Science Society.
Braüner, Torben ; Blackburn, Patrick Rowan ; Polyanskaya, Irina. / Recursive belief manipulation and second-order false-beliefs. CogSci 2016 Proceedings: 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Recognizing and Representing Events. editor / Anna Papafragou ; Daniel Grodner ; Daniel Mirman ; John Trueswell. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA : Cognitive Science Society, 2016. pp. 2579-2584
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Braüner, T, Blackburn, PR & 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. Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 2579-2584, 38th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting, Philadelphia, United States, 10/08/2016.

Recursive belief manipulation and second-order false-beliefs. / Braüner, Torben; Blackburn, Patrick Rowan; Polyanskaya, Irina.

CogSci 2016 Proceedings: 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Recognizing and Representing Events. ed. / Anna Papafragou; Daniel Grodner; Daniel Mirman; John Trueswell. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA : Cognitive Science Society, 2016. p. 2579-2584.

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Braüner T, Blackburn PR, Polyanskaya I. Recursive belief manipulation and second-order false-beliefs. In Papafragou A, Grodner D, Mirman D, Trueswell J, editors, CogSci 2016 Proceedings: 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Recognizing and Representing Events. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: Cognitive Science Society. 2016. p. 2579-2584.