<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Bolton (Derek) - Self-knowledge, Error and Disorder (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_957.htm">Self-knowledge, Error and Disorder</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Bolton (Derek).htm">Bolton (Derek)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Davies & Stone - Mental Simulation - Evaluations and Applications, Chapter 11</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_957.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperCitings_957.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Editors <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P957_1">Abstract</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P957_1"></A></U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li> The <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P957_2">five chapters by Currie, Goldman, Bolton, Morton and Barnden</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P957_2"></A>, whilst very different in content, share a common theme. They all set out to show how the simulation theory can be put to use, and can gamer support, by application to topics further afield than the explanation of our folk-psychological practice. </li><li>Derek Bolton's 'Self-knowledge, Error and Disorder' (chapter 11) considers the potential of the theory theory and the simulation theory for understanding errors and disorders of self-knowledge. </li><li>He argues that both the theory theory and the simulation theory have a contribution to make, and enters the suggestions that there is a role for <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experiments</A><SUP>3</SUP> in understanding self-knowledge, and that simulation can be usefully seen as a form of <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experimentation</A><SUP>4</SUP>. But, he goes on to argue that there is also an essential role for theory in running <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experiments</A><SUP>5</SUP>. </li><li>Bolton's position can be seen as further developing the prospects for the kind of mixed view advocated by Heal; it also has a kinship with Currie's claim for a link between imagination and simulation. </li></ol></FONT><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P957_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P957_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: Taken from <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_09/Abstract_9592.htm">Stone (Tony) & Davies (Martin) - Mental Simulation: Introduction</A>". <a name="On-Page_Link_P957_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P957_2"><B>Footnote 2</B></A></U>: See <ul type="disc"><li><a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_954.htm">Currie (Gregory) - Imagination and Simulation: Aesthetics Meets Cognitive Science</A>", </li><li><a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_956.htm">Goldman (Alvin) - Empathy, Mind, and Morals</A>", </li><li><a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_957.htm">Bolton (Derek) - Self-knowledge, Error and Disorder</A>", </li><li><a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_958.htm">Morton (Adam) - Game Theory and Knowledge by Simulation</A>", and </li><li><a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_959.htm">Barnden (John A.) - Simulation Reasoning, Common-sense Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence</A>". </li></ul> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T05:39" pubdate>02/08/2018 05:39:45</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>