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David Ludwig
Wageningen University and Research
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Elimination controversies are ubiquitous in philosophy and the human sciences. For example, it has been suggested that human races, hysteria, intelligence, mental disorder, propositional attitudes such as beliefs and desires, the self, and the super-ego should be eliminated from the list of respectable entities in the human sciences. I argue that eliminativist proposals are often presented in the framework of an oversimplified “phlogiston model” and suggest an alternative account that describes ontological elimination on a gradual scale between criticism of empirical assumptions and conceptual choices
Keywords Race  Hysteria  Philosophy of Race  Phlogiston  Eliminativism  Ontology  Metaontology  Classification  Natural Kinds  Mental Disorder
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DOI 10.1016/j.shpsc.2013.10.007
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