David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of Science 46 (4):590-612 (1979)
Richard Rorty's eliminative materialism is an attack on dualism that has frequently been misrepresented and incorrectly criticized. By taking account of the mistakes that philosophers have made concerning eliminative materialism, a proper definition of the doctrine and a clarification of its relation to traditional materialism will emerge, as well as an understanding of its true strengths and weaknesses. The discussion centers around the original manner in which Rorty defended eliminative materialism by means of analogies to the elimination of talk about demons and talk about macroscopic physical objects
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Richard Rorty (1970). In Defense of Eliminative Materialism. Review of Metaphysics 24 (September):112-21.
Charles F. Donovan (1978). Eliminative Materialism Reconsidered. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (June):289-303.
William Ramsey, Eliminative Materialism. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
William G. Lycan & George S. Pappas (1972). What is Eliminative Materialism? Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50 (August):149-59.
David R. Hiley (1978). Is Eliminative Materialism Materialistic? Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 38 (March):325-37.
Russell B. Goodman (1974). A Note on Eliminative Materialism. Journal of Critical Analysis 5 (January-April):80-83.
Maurice K. D. Schouten & Huib L. de Jong (1998). Defusing Eliminative Materialism: Reference and Revision. Philosophical Psychology 11 (4):489-509.
David Henderson & Terry Horgan (2004). What Does It Take to Be a True Believer? In Christina E. Erneling & David Martel Johnson (eds.), Mind As a Scientific Object: Between Brain and Culture. Oxford University Press 211.
William G. Lycan (2005). A Particularly Compelling Refutation of Eliminative Materialism. In D. M. Johnson & C. E. Erneling (eds.), The Mind as a Scientific Object: Between Brain and Culture. OUP 197.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads26 ( #148,182 of 1,796,445 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #467,616 of 1,796,445 )
How can I increase my downloads?