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Behaviourism

Rowland Stout

in The Inner Life of a Rational Agent

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780748623433
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652501 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623433.003.0002
Behaviourism

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This chapter sets the scene by considering in partly historical terms the theories of philosophical and psychological behaviourism. This discussion is not a mere digression. It establishes where a non-reductive theory such as the one presented in the book fits into the picture of behaviourism as it emerged in the twentieth century. Such a theory need not be embarrassed by being called ‘behaviourist’.

Keywords: philosophical behaviourism; psychological behaviourism; non-reductive theory

Chapter.  6424 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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