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Why we assume it's all good: The role of theory of mind in early inherent feature inferences

  • Karen Bartsch (a1) and David Estes (a1)

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Cimpian & Salomon's (C&S's) characterization of a domain-general inherence heuristic, available to young children, underplays the importance of our early interest in and recognition of agency, intentionality, and mental life. A consideration of the centrality of desires, goals, and agency in our earliest reasoning suggests an alternative, perhaps complementary, account of our tendency to be satisfied with the status quo.

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Why we assume it's all good: The role of theory of mind in early inherent feature inferences

  • Karen Bartsch (a1) and David Estes (a1)

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