Saving eliminativism

Philosophical Psychology 7 (1):87-100 (1994)
This paper contests Lynne Rudder Baker's claim to have shown that eliminative materialism is bound to fail on purely conceptual grounds. It is argued that Baker's position depends on knowing that certain developments in science cannot occur, and that we cannot know that this is so. Consequently, the sort of argument Baker provides is question-begging. For similar reasons, the confidence that the proponents of eliminative materialism have in it is misplaced.
Keywords Eliminativism  Epistemology  Materialism  Science  Baker, L
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DOI 10.1080/09515089408573111
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