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The Inner Life of a Rational AgentIn Defence of Philosophical Behaviourism$
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Rowland Stout

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623433

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623433.001.0001

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(p.2) (p.3) 1 Introduction
The Inner Life of a Rational Agent

Rowland Stout

Edinburgh University Press

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to present a new theory of the mind, but a theory that has something in common with an old and discredited theory: the theory of behaviourism. It defends the following behaviourist claim: What it is to be in a certain state of mind is to be disposed to behave in a certain way. The chapter then discusses the concepts of zombies, super-spartans, and reductive and non-reductive behaviourism, and presents an overview of the subsequent chapters.

Keywords:   theory of mind, zombies, super-spartans, reductive behaviourism, non-reductive behaviourism

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