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As True as "You Think": Preserving the Core of Folk Psychology

Sharlow, Mark (2007) As True as "You Think": Preserving the Core of Folk Psychology. [Preprint]


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In this paper I argue in defense of an important fragment of folk psychology. Specifically, I argue that many propositions about the ontology of mental states and about mental causation are true largely because of certain observable features of human linguistic behavior. I conclude that these propositions are immune to common avenues of eliminativist criticism. I compare and contrast this argument with some previous arguments about the truth of folk psychology.

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Item Type: Preprint
Sharlow, Mark
Additional Information: This paper originally appeared on the author's website.
Keywords: folk psychology, eliminativism, eliminative materialism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
Depositing User: Mark Sharlow
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:16
Item ID: 3763

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