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  • n. The materialist position which holds that folk psychology presents a false view of the mind


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eliminative +‎ -ism


  • This surprising doctrine is called eliminativism, and has been a major focus of discussion amongst philosophers of mind over the last 20 years.

    Folk Psychology as a Theory

  • Who said anything about "eliminativism" Stop it with these bait-and-switch bluffs, Pez – do you think we won't notice?

    Bunny and a Book

  • This view, generally known as eliminativism, has been most prominently advocated by Churchland (1981) and Stich (in his


  • (Dennett be damned; his eliminativism about consciousness, not the man himself.)

    April 13th, 2009

  • But even this is simply a form of eliminativism that itself relies on a consensus of subjective perceptions.

    Carry-Over Thread

  • Eliminative materialism (or eliminativism) is the radical claim that our ordinary, common-sense understanding of the mind is deeply wrong and that some or all of the mental states posited by common-sense do not actually exist.

    Blurring the Line

  • Eliminative materialism (also called eliminativism) is a materialist position in the philosophy of mind.

    Bits and Pieces of an RNA World

  • Doesn't that mean, contrary to eliminativism, that there must be some psychological states?


  • Similarly, Oliver Pooley (2007) argues that eliminativism about individual spacetime points can be avoided without any tension with General Relativity, if it is accepted that the facts about their identity and diversity is grounded in relations they bear to each other.

    Structural Realism

  • In any case, eliminativism does not require that there be relations without relata, just that the relata not be individuals.

    Structural Realism


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