Burrhus Skinner
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Philosophy of Mind
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Synopsis:
  • Behaviorism
  • All forms of learning can be reduced to conditioning phenomena
  • All learned behavior is the result of selective reinforcement of random responses
  • Mental states (what goes on in our minds) have no effect on our actions
  • Similarity between reinforcement and natural selection: random mutations are "selected" by the environment, random behavior is also selected by the environment

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