Folk Psychology

Discusses how connectionism, eliminative materialism and functionalism reflect the negative aspects of folk psychology.

Connectionism, eliminative materialism, and even functionalism have shown the weaknesses in folk psychology. We also see the complexity of the entire phenomenon in the realm of mental representations and the computational approach. Indeed, in examining the question of whether computers can think like the brain, we crystallize and illuminate many of these complex questions. Overall, while many theories and views cast doubt on folk psychology, however, they continue to have just as many flaws in their own assumptions, and folk psychology continues to have a certain structure that underpins our basic understandings. In other words, it has its flaws, but there is yet to be anything to sufficiently and successfully replace it.