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Wittgenstein's Behaviorism and Contextualism

(Original title: Wittgensteinov behaviorizmus a kontextualizmus)
Filozofia, 53 (1998), 1, 40-46.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

As Anthony Kenny argued in his locus classicus Homunculus Fallacy that draws upon Wittgenstein's analysis of criteria for ascription of psychological predicates, an introduction of non-agents (like, for example. Descartes' pineal gland or its up-dated version - neural networks) in order to causally explain psychological phenomena conceals and misrepresents brain-mind problem rather than explains it. In this paper I criss cross several of Wittgenstein's arguments on a logical primacy of behavioral and situational predicates and on a derived character of mental ones.

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