Idealism and Behaviorism

Idealism and Behaviorism - IDEALISM versus MATERIALISM...

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IDEALISM versus MATERIALISM Everything is mental Ordinary things are collections of ideas Arguments from relativity What I directly see is round What you directly see is elliptical One and the same thing cannot be both round and elliptical So, What I directly see is not the same as what you directly see Each of us directly experiences an idea in his or her own mind Principle: To be is to be perceived So, ordinary objects are collections of ideas in minds There was a young man who said God must find it exceedingly odd, if the tree in the quad continues to be when there s no one about in the quad. Dear Sir, Your astonishment is odd, I am always about in the quad. And that s why the tree will continue to be, since observed by yours faithfully, God.
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Ordinary objects exist unperceived by human minds. Conclusion : Ordinary objects must be collections of not just in human minds but in BEHAVIORISM Methodological or Scientific Behaviorism Logical or Philosophical Behaviorism A thesis about the
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course PSY 303 taught by Professor Lewis during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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