What is folk psychology?

@article{Stich1994WhatIF,
  title={What is folk psychology?},
  author={S. Stich and Ian Ravenscroft},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1994},
  volume={50},
  pages={447-468}
}
Eliminativism has been a major focus of discussion in the philosophy of mind for the last two decades. According to eliminativists, beliefs and other intentional states are the posits of a folk theory of mind standardly called "folk psychology". That theory, they claim, is radically false and hence beliefs and other intentional states do not exist. We argue that the expression "folk psychology" is ambiguous in an important way. On the one hand, "folk psychology" is used by many philosophers and… Expand

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