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  • n. Plural form of eliminativist.

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Examples

  • Our common-sense understanding of belief is entirely wrong, however treating people, animals and even computers as if they had beliefs, is often a successful strategy – The major proponents of this view, Daniel Dennett and Lynne Rudder Baker, are both eliminativists in that they believe that beliefs are not a scientifically valid concept, but they don't go as far as rejecting the concept of belief as a predictive device.

    Blurring the Line

  • You may recall me saying that materialism collapses unless it's really eliminitavist, which is why I give eliminativists credit for intellectual honesty and consistency.

    Backing Into an Evidentiary Standard for ID

  • They don't want to be either eliminativists or dualists in their ontology of mind.

    Backing Into an Evidentiary Standard for ID

  • 'Mechanisms and representations' is precisely the insidious dualistic picture the eliminativists are trying to eliminate.

    Backing Into an Evidentiary Standard for ID

  • Thus, there have been a number of eliminativists about different aspects of human nature in the history of philosophy.

    Eliminative Materialism

  • Reductive materialists can be viewed as eliminativists with respect to an immaterial soul.

    Eliminative Materialism

  • Moreover, while eliminativists have typically framed the vulnerability of commonsense mental notions in terms of a false folk psychological theory, it is important to note that, at least in principle, eliminativism does not require such an assumption.

    Eliminative Materialism

  • On the other hand, eliminativists will respond that the useful and widespread use of a conceptual scheme does not argue for its truth (Churchland 1989, Ch. 1).

    Connectionism

  • To establish this claim, eliminativists typically endorse two central and controversial claims which we will examine below.

    Eliminative Materialism

  • From the eliminativists point of view, an allegiance to folk psychology, like allegiance to folk (Aristotelian) physics, stands in the way of scientific progress.

    Connectionism

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