Bennett and Hacker: Village Idiots or Philosophers?

Eray Ozkural exa erayo at bilkent.edu.tr
Thu Feb 12 21:07:16 EST 2004


dan at oricomtech.com (dan michaels) wrote in message news:<4b4b6093.0402121129.1bc0e06f at posting.google.com>...
> One suspects you could have stopped reading when you hit the 'C' word.
> 
> BTW, I wonder if the same view is shared by Pat Churchland in
> Neurophilosophy? I didn't find the middle of her book too very
> interesting, but the 1st and last sections were very much so.

Eliminative materialism puts forward similar claims, in that our
current conceptual framework is so widely off the mark that our
commmon sense concepts  should be completely eliminated from the
discourse and a novel conceptual schema must be constructed by
neuroscientists, positing a concept only when scientific practice
demands it.

I don't support that position, either. One does not need to be
"eliminative" to be  materialist.

Omega might have something to say on Churchland, I'm curious of what
he thinks.

Regards,

--
Eray Ozkural



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