Background Reading for Peacocke, Short Presentation Session, NEH Institute UCSC Summer 2002


Joint Attention: Its Nature, Significance and Relation to Common Knowledge


On Joint Attention:


Introduction and articles by J. Bruner, P. Dunham and C. Moore, and M. Tomasello in Joint Attention: Its Origins and Role in Development, eds. C. Moore and P. Dunham (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1995)


Mindblindness: An Essay on Autism and Theory of Mind, by S. Baron-Cohen (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1995), chs. 4-7



On Common Knowledge:


Meaning, by S. Schiffer (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1972), esp. pp.30-42


Convention: A Philosophical Study, by D. Lewis (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 1969), esp. pp.52-68


‘Three Views of Common Knowledge’, by J. Barwise, in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning about Knowledge ed. M. Vardi (Los Altos, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, 1988).