Conscious thinking: language or elimination?

Carruthers, Peter (1998) Conscious thinking: language or elimination? [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Do we conduct our conscious propositional thinking in natural language? Or is such language only peripherally related to human conscious thought-processes? In this paper I shall present a partial defence of the former view, by arguing that the only real alternative is eliminativism about conscious propositional thinking. Following some introductory remarks, I shall state the argument for this conclusion, and show how that conclusion can be true. Thereafter I shall defend each of the three main premises in turn.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:conscious thinking, language in thought, self-knowledge
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Language
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:1203
Deposited By:Carruthers, Peter
Deposited On:11 Jan 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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