Theory of Mind sequenc
Human beings are uniquely social animals. In this sequence, we explore the machines that make our social lives possible.
- Agency Detection introduces to life’s ability to recognize other life.
- Intentional Stance explains how we ascribe beliefs and desires to other beings.
- Lie Detection explores how humans imperfectly detect falsehood.
- Counterfactual Simulation shows how imagination allows us to (incompletely) distance our beliefs from those of others.
Together, these four mental faculties constitute theory of mind; they are the cranes which erect our social existence.
- Granite in Every Soul discusses how reputation management in relationships inform our notions of identity.