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Yet drastic changes have taken place in the mind sciences in recent years. , humankind) have begun examining the brain as it works, we have traced out pathways of processing in terms of both flowcharts and wiring diagrams, we are learning about the various kinds of processing information undergoes at various stages between sensory stimulation and behavioral output, and we have begun modeling every stage of this process – in short, the mind has become an object of scientific investigation. This massive turf invasion has split philosophers into two groups.

22 BEGINNING CONCEPTS PHILOSOPHICAL BEHAVIORISM Philosophers developed their own version of behaviorism, called logical, analytical, or philosophical behaviorism. Logical behaviorism grew primarily out of the philosophy of language, when the philosophers Wittgenstein and Ryle analyzed “mental” concepts such as thought, knowledge, memory, seeing, and understanding. They contended that the proper way to analyze these concepts was to look and see how we applied them in ordinary life. Since I cannot see inside your mind, I can only discern whether or not you are seeing, remembering, or understanding by your actions.

4 The revolution in linguistics In the 1950s, Noam Chomsky transformed the study of language by showing that the latest models of language processing could not account for the complexities of language comprehension and production. At the time of Chomsky’s groundbreaking work, linguistics was dominated by structuralism, which had originated with the pioneering work of Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913). Saussure had transformed the study of language by shifting the focus of linguistics to the analysis of existing languages and away from the study of the historical development of particular languages.

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