(Presented at the Jean Piaget Society Meeting, Philadelphia, June 8, 2002)

Consciousness and Intentional Relations: A Developmental Perspective

John Barresi & Chris Moore

Dalhousie University


Consciousness: Types 1 and 2


Type 1: Intentional Consciousness

Type 2: Reflective Consciousness


Intentional Relations Theory

(Barresi & Moore, "Intentional relations and social understanding," Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1996, 19: 107-54.)
Intentional Relations


Intentional Relations


Intentional Relations Theory

First Person Information


Third Person Information

Intentional Relations Theory
Representational or Imaginative Capacity

 

Three Developmental Steps in
Reflective Consciousness

Awareness of Shared IRs
(9 months)

 

Awareness of Shared IRs
(9 months)

                                            3rd person "outer"

                                (Mum looks at picture

                                            I see picture)

                                           1st person "inner"
 
 
 

Three Developmental Steps in
Reflective Consciousness
Awareness of Individual IRs
(18 months)
Awareness of Individual IRs
(18 months)

 
 

Three Developmental Steps in
Reflective Consciousness

Awareness of IRs Across Time
(Age-4 transition)


Awareness of IRs Across Time
(Age-4 transition)

Conclusion