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Deconstructing the mind

Author: Stephen P Stich
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Philosophy of mind series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the past two decades, debates over the viability of commonsense psychology have occupied center-stage in both cognitive science and the philosophy of mind. From early childhood onward, we all predict and explain human behavior by invoking mental states like beliefs and desires, but do these familiar states actually exist? A group of prominent philosophers known as eliminativists argues that they do not,
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen P Stich
ISBN: 0195100816 9780195100815
OCLC Number: 33245409
Description: viii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Deconstructing the mind --
Connectionism, eliminativism, and the future of folk psychology (with William Ramsey and Joseph Garon) --
What is folk psychology? (with Ian Ravenscroft) --
How do minds understand minds? mental simulation versus tacit theory (with Shaun Nichols) --
Intentionality and naturalism (with Stephen Laurence) --
Naturalism, postitivism, and pluralism.
Series Title: Philosophy of mind series.
Responsibility: Stephen P. Stich.
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In this book, Stich unravels - or deconstructs - the doctrine called "eliminativism". Eliminativism claims that beliefs, desires, and many other mental states we use to describe the mind do not  Read more...

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excellent collection .../ lucid treatment .../ Stephen Mills, University of Ulster at Coleraine, The Philosophical Quarterly, April 1999.

 
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