As True as "You Think": Preserving the Core of Folk Psychology

Publication Year:
2007
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3763
Author(s):
Sharlow, Mark
preprint description
In this paper I argue in defense of an important fragment of folk psychology. Specifically, I argue that many propositions about the ontology of mental states and about mental causation are true largely because of certain observable features of human linguistic behavior. I conclude that these propositions are immune to common avenues of eliminativist criticism. I compare and contrast this argument with some previous arguments about the truth of folk psychology.