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Single Idea 3134

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / E. Mind as Physical / 3. Eliminativism]

Full Idea

There is clear evidence against eliminative materialism in the law-like correlations found among millions of answers in standardised school tests, for which it can give no explanation.

Gist of Idea

Human behaviour can show law-like regularity, which eliminativism can't explain


Georges Rey (Contemporary Philosophy of Mind [1997], Int.3)

Book Reference

Rey,Georges: 'Contemporary Philosophy of Mind' [Blackwell 1997], p.7

A Reaction

Not very persuasive. If neural networks got involved in complex competitions with one another, you would expect them to evolve similar tactics.