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Eliminativism without Tears

  title={Eliminativism without Tears},
The paper begins by showing why, given the findings of neuroscience, brain states don't have propositional content. It then examines a leading attempt to attribute content to brain states owing to their functional, i.e. evolutionary role, and show why it is best viewed as a modus tollens argument against brain states having content. The paper goes on to try to dispose of a prominent argument that consciousness is the source of proposition content, owing to its role in conferring intentionality… 


Part I of this paper expounded and explored the analogy that philosophers and psychologists have sought to construct between evolutionary biology and intentional psychology. The aim of the analogy is
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