The Origin of Selkies

Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol. 11, No. 5-6, pp. 90-115, 2004

42 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2009 Last revised: 21 Dec 2010

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Mark B. Turner

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Date Written: June 3, 2004

Abstract

Conceptual integration is a basic mental operation that underlies higher human mental capacities. This article analyzes the role of conceptual integration in the conception of other minds, including minds of imaginary beings.

Keywords: theory of mind, imaginary beings, fiction, autism, asperger's condition, intentionality, blending, conceptual integration

Suggested Citation

Turner, Mark B., The Origin of Selkies (June 3, 2004). Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol. 11, No. 5-6, pp. 90-115, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1413788

Mark B. Turner (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )

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