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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or producing elimination

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to, or carrying on, elimination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or effecting elimination; specifically, excretory.


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  • There is even a school of thought in philosophy, fueled by neurobiology, called eliminative materialism.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • They advocate what is called eliminative materialism.

    Evolution News & Views

  • She implies that eliminative materialism is not a program for reforming the taxa of psychologists and neurologists, but some kind of quixotic campaign against poetry in ordinary language.

    Perils of pop philosophy

  • I would only make this specific argument from self-contradiction against someone who claimed that no mental states exist (i.e., some version of eliminative materialism), or a radical skeptic who claimed that we know nothing about mental states.

    The Philosophy of Introspection, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • These criticisms often arbitrarily burden the biological category of race with some implausible connotations, which then opens the path for a quick eliminative move. Blog Articles » Print » A Vindication of the Concept of Race

  • Most cure-alls from the 18th and 19th centuries were alteratives, blood cleansers and the like – meaning they largely worked on the bowel or other eliminative organs.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • In the case of the fly the conclusion is "spontaneity" but it defeats the eliminative, argument-from-ignorance, can't-study-an-artifact objections.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Skinner, an eliminative materialist is one of the most prominent theorists discussed by Schwartz and his and other behaviourist's ideas were in direct opposition to Schwartz's method.

    Bunny and a Book

  • I know many materialists but I've never actually met an eliminative materialist.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Aiguy: The point was that even eliminative materialists would predict that there would be brain changes accompanying every possible interaction between the patient and Schwartz and accompanying every possible change in behavior.

    Bunny and a Book


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