Selección natural y condicionamiento de operantes: una crítica a la analogía de Fodor y Piattelli-Palmarini

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  • Julio Torres MELÉNDEZ Universidad de Concepción; Departamento de Filosofía

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https://doi.org/10.1590/S1678-31662015000300006

Resumo

In this paper I argue against the analogy between natural selection and operant conditioning that Fodor and Piattelli-Palmarini used to argue that the same arguments that discredit the behaviorist theory discredit the theory of natural selection. These theories are not independent either conceptually or historically and, therefore, it is unreasonable to make an analogy between selection and operant conditioning that can serve Fodor and Piattelli-Palmarini's intentions. Natural selection is a causal condition of the mechanism of operant conditioning, so the refutation of the theory of operant conditioning cannot be a reason for the refutation of the theory of natural selection.

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2015-09-01

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MELÉNDEZ, J. T. (2015). Selección natural y condicionamiento de operantes: una crítica a la analogía de Fodor y Piattelli-Palmarini . Scientiae Studia, 13(3), 599-614. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1678-31662015000300006

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