Conscious thinking: Language or elimination?

Mind and Language 13 (4):457-476 (1998)
Do we conduct our conscious propositional thinking in natural language? Or is such language only peripherally related to human conscious thought-processes? In this paper I shall present a partial defence of the former view, by arguing that the only real alternative is eliminativism about conscious propositional thinking. Following some introductory remarks, I shall state the argument for this conclusion, and show how that conclusion can be true. Thereafter I shall defend each of the three main premises in turn
Keywords Elimination  Language  Mind  Proposition  Thinking
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DOI 10.1111/1468-0017.00087
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