Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Behaviorism: presupposes observable and observed behavior and derives predictions of further behavior from them. As few assumptions as possible about a mental inner life are used for explanation. See also mentalism, behavior, consciousness.
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Behaviorism/Tugendhat: similarity only identifiable by behavior (also for oneself) - does without notions - hence also without similarity - Behaviorism: no (abstract) concepts - Introspection: non-sensual notion of similarity, abstract concepts (conceptualism) (BehaviorismVs) - VsIntrospection: does not find concepts either, merely postulates them.
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Language/Behaviorism/Tugendhat: purpose fundamental, pure signal language, circumstances important (TugendhatVsCircumstances) - "conditional rules": Use according to the circumstances, TugendhatVs - Behaviorism: no place for declarative sentences.

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E. Tugendhat
Vorlesungen zur Einführung in die Sprachanalytische Philosophie Frankfurt 1976

E. Tugendhat
Philosophische Aufsätze Frankfurt 1992

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-27