Study Guide #9 - April 19 and 21, 2010 Study Guide #9...

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April 19 and 21, 2010 Study Guide #9 – Philosophy 100 Terms and Concepts Behaviorism Logical behaviorism Methodological behaviorism Third-person skepticism B. F. Skinner (1904 - 1990) Principle of parsimony (Ockham’s razor) Tokens Types Multiple realizability Functionalism Questions 1. Who was Gilbert Ryle (1900-1976) and what did he object to about commonsense understandings of the mind? 2. On what basis does Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) claim that we do indeed have knowledge of other persons’ mental states, in spite of their being inner and private? Does Sober agree or disagree with Russell’s point? 3. What does Sober find objectionable in Ryle’s argument that mentalism leads to skepticism? 4. According to Ryle, how are we correctly to understand talk of beliefs and desires? In other words, what is logical behaviorism’s positive claim? 5. What is Sober’s first criticism of logical behaviorism’s positive claim? 6.
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2010 for the course PHIL 31506 taught by Professor Jerrylaw,ph.d. during the Spring '10 term at Orange Coast College.

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Study Guide #9 - April 19 and 21, 2010 Study Guide #9...

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