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Eliminative Materialism

  • By: Paul M. Churchland
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

This philosophical doctrine is simultaneously optimistic and pessimistic. First, it is decidedly optimistic that the explanatory resources of psychology and the several neurosciences will eventually provide an exhaustive (physical) account of all mental phenomena. In this modest ...