Folk psychology as a causal language

Annemarie Kalis, Denny Borsboom
2020 Theory & psychology  
According to Oude Maatman (2020), our recent suggestion (Borsboom et al., 2019) that symptom networks are irreducible because they rely on folk psychological descriptions, threatens to undermine the main achievements of the network approach. In this article, we take up Oude Maatman's challenge and develop an argument showing in what sense folk psychological concepts describe features of reality, and what it means to say that folk psychology is a causal language.
doi:10.1177/0959354320933940 fatcat:or6rmwmxancx7c5attes7dnfre