Eliminative Materialism and Connectionism

  • Yu-Houng Houng
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 141)


Eliminative materialism, basically speaking, is the doctrine that the entities typed by folk psychological categories, such as belief and desire, are to be eliminated from our ontology. This doctrine should be distinguished from reductive materialism which does not deny the ontological status of the entities in question, but claims that the folk psychological concepts can be reduced to physiological or even physical concepts.


Mental Representation Propositional Attitude Connectionist Model Folk Psychology Causal Story 
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