The Phenomenology of Face-to-Face Mindreading
Article first published online: 18 SEP 2013
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Volume 90, Issue 2, pages 274–293, March 2015
How to Cite
Smith, J. (2015), The Phenomenology of Face-to-Face Mindreading. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 90: 274–293. doi: 10.1111/phpr.12063
- Issue published online: 8 MAR 2015
- Article first published online: 18 SEP 2013
I defend a perceptual account of face-to-face mindreading. I begin by proposing a phenomenological constraint on our visual awareness of others' emotional expressions. I argue that to meet this constraint we require a distinction between the basic and non-basic ways people, and other things, look. I offer and defend just such an account.