Definitions

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

Etymologies

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eliminative +‎ -ism

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Belief

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

    April 13th, 2009

  • 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?

    Physicalism

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

    Carry-Over Thread

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