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    What is philosophical behaviorism?

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    As you may already know, Behaviorism is an approach to psychology based on the proposition that behavior can be researched scientifically without recourse to inner mental states. It is a form of materialism, denying any independent significance for the mind. Its significance for psychological treatment has been profound, making it one of the pillars of pharmacological therapy. One of the assumptions of many behaviorists is that free will is illusory, and that all behavior is determined by a ...

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    Philosophical behaviorism is explained.

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