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Autism: Some Pieces of the Puzzle

Gregory Currie

in Recreative Minds

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780198238089
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.003.0008
Autism: Some Pieces of the Puzzle

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This chapter argues that autism involves a substantial deficit of imaginative capacity. It contrasts this view with the metarepresentational theory, against which some objections are offered. It considers some of the earliest signs of autism and suggests that these may indicate damage to a system that is more primitive than the recreative imagination.

Keywords: autism; imagination; metarepresentational theory; imagining

Chapter.  10886 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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