Ideas of Paul M. Churchland, by Theme

[American, b.1942, Married to Patricia Churchland. Taught at the University of California.]

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17. Mind and Body / E. Mind as Physical / 3. Eliminativism
Folk psychology may not be reducible, but that doesn't make it false [Kirk,R]
Eliminative materialism says folk psychology will be replaced, not reduced
18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 5. Folk Psychology
If folk psychology gives a network of causal laws, that fits neatly with functionalism
Folk psychology never makes any progress, and is marginalised by modern science
Many mental phenomena are totally unexplained by folk psychology