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Collected Papers, Volume 1: Mind and Language, 1972–2010

Stephen Stich


This volume collects work published in the last forty years on topics in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language. The chapters here discuss a wide range of topics including grammar, innateness, reference, folk psychology, eliminativism, connectionism, evolutionary psychology, simulation theory, social construction, and psychopathology. However, they are unified by two central concerns. The first is the viability of the commonsense conception of the mind in the face of challenges posed by both philosophical arguments and empirical findings. The second is the philosophical implicat ... More

Keywords: philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, grammar, innateness, folk psychology, eliminativism, connectionism, evolutionary psychology, psychopathology

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199734108
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734108.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Stich, author
Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University

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6 Connectionism, Eliminativism, and the Future of Folk Psychology1

William Ramsey, Stephen Stich, and Joseph Garon

7 Connectionism and Three Levels of Nativism

William Ramsey and Stephen Stich

9 Folk Psychology

Stephen Stich and Shaun Nichols

10 Intentionality and Naturalism

Stephen Stich and Stephen Laurence

11 What is Folk Psychology?

Stephen Stich and Ian Ravenscroft

13 The Odd Couple

Ron Mallon and Stephen Stich

14 Darwin in the Madhouse

Dominic Murphy and Stephen Stich

15 Folk Psychology

Stephen Stich and Shaun Nichols

16 Semantics, Cross-Cultural Style

Edouard Machery, Ron Mallon, Shaun Nichols, and Stephen Stich

17 Against Arguments from Reference

Ron Mallon, Edouard Machery, Shaun Nichols, and Stephen Stich