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Paul M. Churchland, "Eliminative Materialism"

  1. What is eliminative materialism?
      a. The view that everything is ultimately composed of immaterial parts
      b. The view that materialism is false
      c. The view that our common sense psychological framework is false and should be rejected
      d. The view that science will never be able to tell us whether our intuitions about the mind are correct
  2. Which of the following is NOT part of an argument for eliminative materialism?
      a. Folk psychology has been an explanatory failure.
      b. Most other folk theories have been rejected.
      c. Eliminative materialism is more likely to be true than rival theories of mind.
      d. The concepts needed to explain the mind are beyond human linguistic capabilities.
  3. How does Churchland respond to the objection that introspection reveals the existence of beliefs and desires?
      a. By pointing out that introspection has been shown to be highly unreliable
      b. By pointing out that introspection has no philosophical justification
      c. By pointing out that observation always occurs within a conceptual framework
      d. By pointing out that beliefs and desires are social constructions
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