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
Date Written: June 3, 2004
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
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