In this Wireless Philosophy video, Jennifer Nagel explains how humans and other animals detect mental states like beliefs and goals, exploring the difference between mindreading and superficial behavior reading.
Professor of Philosophy at University of Toronto

My research focuses on knowledge, belief, and our capacities to track these states in ourselves and others. I’m interested in the history of epistemology, both in the Western tradition back to Plato, and in the Classical Indian and Tibetan traditions.  I also work in contemporary philosophy of mind, with special interests in metacognition and mental state attribution.

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