Eliminative materialism

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Eliminative materialism posits that common understanding of mental phenomena is false. Some positions within argue that some or even all mental states do not exist.[1] Analytical philosopher Patricia ChurchlandWikipedia's W.svg is eliminativist about propositional attitudes, whilst Daniel Dennett and Georges ReyWikipedia's W.svg are eliminativist about qualia.


  1. Eliminative Materialism. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.