A critique of Stephane Savanah’s “mirror self-recognition and symbol-mindedness
Stephane Savanah (Savanah Biol Philos 28:657–673, 2013) provides a critique of theories of self-recognition that largely mirrors my own critique (though without recognizing it) that I began publishing two decades ago. In addition, he both misconstrues my kinesthetic-visual matching model of mirror self-recognition (MSR) in multiple ways (though he appears to agree with the actual model), and misconstrues the evidence in the scientific literature on MSR. I describe points of agreement in our thinking about self-recognition, and criticize and rectify inaccuracies.
Mitchell, Robert W. "A Critique of Stephane Savanah’s “mirror Self-recognition and Symbol-mindedness”." Biology & Philosophy Biol Philos 30.1 (2013): 137-44. DOI: 10.1007/s12119-014-9233-6