Theory of mind is a theory insofar as the output such as thoughts and feelings of the mind is the only thing being directly observed, so the existence of a mind is inferred. The presumption that others have a mind is termed a theory of mind because each human can only intuit the existence of their own mind through introspection, and no one has direct access to the mind of another so its existence and how it works can only be inferred from observations of others. It is typically assumed that others have minds analogous to one’s own, and this assumption is based on the reciprocal, social interaction, as observed in joint attention,the functional use of language, and the understanding of others’ emotions and actions.
—- Theory of mind appears to be the active and real default stance of denial that is required for a particular protocol of knowldge to procede to have credence.
“Denial” is in the sense of a common understanding that the argument to substantiate the theory is unneeded and its rebuttal moot or absurd because it is contradictory.
Since the ToM is assumed and not argued in order for it to be the case, it therefore is not inconsistent to conclude that…
…Conventional reality arises due to a faith. x
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