Restrictive Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes

  title={Restrictive Materialism and the Propositional Attitudes},
  author={Bennett Holman},
It has been argued that naturalizing the mind will result in the elimination of the ontology of folk psychology (e.g. beliefs and desires). This paper draws from a wide range of empirical literature, including from developmental and cross-cultural psychology, in building an argument for a position dubbed “restrictive materialism”. The position holds that while the ontology of folk psychology is overextended, there is a restricted domain in which the application of the folk ontology remains… CONTINUE READING

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