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17. Mind and Body / B. Behaviourism / 3. Instrumentalism

[mind as a fiction created to deal with behaviour]

4 ideas
Beliefs and desires aren't real; they are prediction techniques [Dennett]
The active self is a fiction created because we are ignorant of our motivations [Dennett]
The 'intentional stance' is a way of interpreting an entity by assuming it is rational and self-aware [Dennett]
If mind is just an explanation, the explainer must have beliefs [Rey on Dennett]