Positively not a logical positivist

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Abstract

Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1994, Vol 39(1), 102. John L. Williams replies to Neil J. Kressel's response (see record 2006-06480-097) to Williams' comments (see record 2006-06480-096) on Kressel's review (see record 2006-06469-043) of the book, The Future of Folk Psychology: Intentionality and Cognitive Science edited by John D. Greenwood (1991). Williams agrees that Skinner can be considered positivistic in some sense of the way this word is used. Skinner acknowledges a relationship to Mach (Skinner, 1989), who was a positivist. Skinner is not, however, a logical positivist (Moore, 1985, Skinner, 1989), the type of positivism that is usually connoted in a psychological context. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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