Readership: Scholars and students of the philosophy of
mind, and of psychology.
Naomi Eilan, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, Christoph Hoerl, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, Teresa McCormack, Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Belfast, and Johannes Roessler, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick
"Although the methodological approaches that the volume brings together are widely various, its contributors have evidently learned a good deal from one another, and the result displays much more coherence than one might have expected from a book in which philosophy of various sorts shares space with primatology and with discussions of autism. This impressive coherence is heartening to the reader who has entertained fears about philosophy's ability to stay relevant when faced with psychology's unabating torrent of freshly gathered data. The volume provides every reason to suppose that joint attention is a topic on which philosophy and other disciplines can collaborate fruitfully." - Christopher Mole, Notre Dame Philosophical
"The book's one paper with interdisciplinary authorship is a clear highlight — a provocative and sophisticated discussion of joint reminiscing by Christoph Hoerl and Teresa McCormack, both of whom are among the book's editors. Interdisciplinary work is rarely so well accomplished as theirs . . . neither the contributions individually, nor the book as a whole, depends on their interdisciplinarity for their interest. The philosophical reader will, in fact, find much to be interested by at those points where the various disciplines don't naturally converge. . . . Eilan and the editors with whom she has collaborated on this volume have achieved a work that advances our understanding of joint attention and of the several important phenomena in which it has a role." -
Christopher Mole, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
1: Naomi Eilan: Joint attention, communication, and mind
2: Jane Heal: Joint attention and understanding the mind
3: Josep Call and Michael Tomasello: What chimpanzees know about seeing revisited: an explanation of the third kind
4: Joan-Carlos Gomez: Joint attention and the notion of subject: insights from apes, normal children, and children with autism
5: Vasudevi Reddy: Before the 'Third Element': understanding attention to self
6: Amanda L. Woodward: Infants' understanding of the actions involved in joint attention
7: Fabia Franco: Infant pointing: Harlequin, servant of two masters
8: Mark A. Sabbagh and Dare Baldwin: Understanding the role of communicative intentions in word learning
9: R. Peter Hobson: What puts the jointness into joint attention?
10: Sue Leekam: Why do children with autism have a joint attention impairment?
11: Johannes Roessler: Joint attention and the problem of other minds
12: Christoph Hoerl and Teresa McCormack: Joint reminiscing as joint attention to the past
13: John Campbell: Joint attention and common knowledge
14: Christopher Peacocke: Joint attention: its nature, reflexivity, and relation to common knowledge?