Meta-scientific Eliminativism : A Reconsideration of Chomsky ’ s Review of Skinner ’ s Verbal Behavior

@inproceedings{Collins2007MetascientificE,
  title={Meta-scientific Eliminativism : A Reconsideration of Chomsky ’ s Review of Skinner ’ s Verbal Behavior},
  author={John Collins},
  year={2007}
}
The paper considers our ordinary mentalistic discourse in relation to what we should expect from any genuine science of the mind. A meta-scientific eliminativism is commended and distinguished from the more familiar eliminativism of Skinner and the Churchlands. Meta-scientific eliminativism views folk psychology qua folksy as unsuited to offer insight into the structure of cognition, although it might otherwise be indispensable for our social commerce and self-understanding. This position flows… CONTINUE READING