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[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / E. Mind as Physical / 3. Eliminativism]

Full Idea

Why don't the eliminationists speak of "folk logic" as well as "folk psychology"?

Gist of Idea

If we are going to eliminate folk psychology, we must also eliminate folk logic


Hilary Putnam (Representation and Reality [1988], 4 p.60)

Book Reference

Putnam,Hilary: 'Representation and Reality' [MIT 1992], p.60

A Reaction

I think Putnam considers that if you can prove 'truth' to be a necessary feature of mental life, that connects mind and world, but marking a sentence as 'T' doesn't make any connections.