Hiero5ant on Pat Churchland
I heard a talk by Patricia Churchland recently in which she stated that the choice of the term "eliminativist" to describe the early iterations was driven by what the term meant in the philosophical community at the time, and that if she had it to do over she might have preferred the label "revisionary materialism". She cited the essence of the position as coming from an offhand remark from Kant to the effect that "the categories of experience are not given in experience" -- in other words, as any science progresses, folk concepts are abandoned or revised, and it is highly unlikely that the concepts of folk psychology will somehow remain immune to such revisions.
VR: I am somewhat surprised by this, because it seems to abandon eliminativism. the Churchlands themselves distinguish between elimination and revision. Is it possible that the king and queen of neurophilosophy are not of one accord in this matter?