Conscious Thinking : Language or Elimination ?

@inproceedings{Carruthers1999ConsciousT,
  title={Conscious Thinking : Language or Elimination ?},
  author={Peter Carruthers},
  year={1999}
}
Do we conduct our conscious propositional thinking in natural language? Or is such language only peripherally related to human conscious thought-processes? In this paper I shall present a partial defence of the former view, by arguing that the only real alternative is eliminativism about conscious propositional thinking. Following some introductory remarks, I shall state the argument for this conclusion, and show how that conclusion can be true. Thereafter I shall defend each of the three main… CONTINUE READING

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