Logical behaviorism

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Logical behaviorism (also known as philosophical behaviorism or analytical behaviorism) is a theory of mind that mental concepts can be explained in terms of behavioral concepts.[1]

Logical behaviorism was first stated by the Vienna circle: C. G. Hempel, Otto Neurath and Rudolf Carnap.[2] A more moderate form of analytical behaviorism was put forward by the Oxford philosopher Gilbert Ryle in his book The Concept of Mind (1949).


  1. ^ Behaviorism at Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (accessed in 30.11.2012)
  2. ^ http://www.pstruc.org/english/files/Hempel,%20Carl%20-%20Logical%20Analysis%20of%20Psychology.pdf Hempel, C. G. The Logical Analysis of psychology. 1935. (accessed in 12.11.2013)

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