Autism

2009
McGeer, V. (2009). "The thought and talk of individuals with autism". Metaphilosophy , 40 (3-4), 517-530.
McGeer, V. (2009). The skill of perceiving persons. The Modern Schoolman , 86 (2/3), 289-318.Abstract
What do we ordinarily perceive when we see a person? This paper examines the virtuoso capacity of typical human beings to see others as minded – as possessed of a rich variety of mental states that animate their activities. The central message of the paper is that we become adept at perceiving the minds of others through developing our expertise in becoming so minded ourselves. “Normal psychological knowing” is what I call a “practice-dependent” skill or expertise. The paper shows this approach deals overcomes certain difficulties often associated with more standard explanations of our capacity for knowing other minds (simulation theory and theory-theory).
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2008
McGeer, V. (2008). "The makings of a moral sensibility: Replies to comments from Jeannette Kennett, Heidi Maibom, and Frederique de Vignemont and Uta Frith". In Moral Psychology, The neuroscience of morality: Emotion, disease and development (ed., Walter Sinnott-Armstrong) (Vol. 3) . MIT Press.
McGeer, V. (2008). "Varieties of moral agency: lessons from autism (and psychopathy)". In Moral Psychology, The neuroscience of morality: Emotion, disease and development (ed., Walter Sinnott-Armstrong) (Vol. 3) . MIT Press.
2005
McGeer, V. (2005). "Out of the Mouths of Autistics: Subjective Report and its role in Cognitive Theorising". In Cognition and the Brain: The Philosophy and Neuroscience Movement (eds., Andrew Brook & Kathleen Akins) . C.U.P.
2004
McGeer, V. (2004). "Autistic Self-Awareness". Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology , 11 (2), 235-251.
2001
McGeer, V. (2001). "Psycho-practice, Psycho-theory and the Contrastive Case of Autism: how practices of mind become second-nature". Journal of Consciousness Studies , 8 (5-7), 109-32.