The Inner Life of a Rational Agent: In Defence of Philosophical Behaviourism

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The Inner Life of a Rational Agent: In Defence of Philosophical Behaviourism - Stout, Rowland
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A radical approach to the philosophy of mind, in which states of mind are identified with dispositions to behave in certain ways. The approach taken by Rowland Stout is a thoroughly up-to-date version of behaviourism, although not a form of behaviourism that denies the existence of consciousness, free will, rationality, etc., nor aims to reduce these to other sorts of things. Properly understood, the idea of being disposed to behave in a certain way is seen to be exactly as rich and interesting as the idea of being in a ...

The Inner Life of a Rational Agent: In Defence of Philosophical Behaviourism 2006, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748623433

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