In what follows, I will argue that two current theories about how our minds ascribe intentional psychological states to other people (so-called Theory of Mind) as well as to non-personal events that happen to us (a proposed Existential Theory of Mind) provide a rich interpretive framework for understanding the social and historical context of Kundera’s innovative aesthetics.
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Copyright © 2010, John Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Philosophy and Literature: 34:1 (2010), 201-217.
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