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Single Idea 3386

[catalogued under 18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 4. Folk Psychology]

Full Idea

Commonsense psychology seems to have an advantage over scientific psychology: its apparent greater stability. Scientific theories seem to come and go.

Gist of Idea

Folk psychology has been remarkably durable


Jaegwon Kim (Philosophy of Mind [1996], p.110)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Philosophy of Mind' [Westview 1998], p.110

A Reaction

This seems to make the assumption that the folk are in universal long-term agreement about such things, which seems doubtful. See Ideas 2987 and 3410.

Related Ideas

Idea 2987 Folk psychology works badly for alien cultures [Lyons]

Idea 3410 Folk psychology has adapted to Freudianism [Kim]