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On defining behavior: Some notes
This paper attempts to suggest some conceptual preliminaries to a definition of behavior. I begin by distinguishing some different senses of the notion, with emphasis upon that of behavior as the
Mirage in the laboratory
The theory of the mirage is reviewed at several levels of complexity, in order to show that the phenomenon can usefully be discussed in teaching. In addition, an experimental device has been set up
On the Place of Behavior in the Analysis of Psychological Categories
The traditional, and still quite accepted, view of psychological phenomena (e.g., emotions, moods, “propositional attitudes”) holds that they are inner entities of some non-behavioral sort (reducible
On some common objections to a behavioral approach to psychological categories
Abstract This paper addresses several objections that have been leveled against a behavioral approach to psychological categories. It reconstructs and critically assesses (a) the so-called causal
Dynamic Interactions With the Environment Make Up Our Psychological Phenomena: A Review of Noë’s Out of Our Heads
The traditional, and still standard, view of psychological (or mental) phenomena in some empirical sciences holds that they take place inside the organism’s body and can be individuated independently
Extended Functionalism from a Behavioral Perspective
Mental (or psychological) phenomena (those we refer to by means of terms from so-called folk psychology; e.g., intentions, fears, reasoning processes) are often thought of as confined to the insides
Compatibility of holism and functionalism about ordinary psychological categories with a behavioral perspective
O holismo (H) e o funcionalismo (F) em filosofia da mente sao teses tipicamente formuladas pressupondo-se uma visao em geral questionada por perspectivas comportamentais. Essa visao e aquela segundo