Logical behaviorism

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Logical behaviorism (also known as 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. ^ Zalta, Edward N. (ed.). "Behaviorism". Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 
  2. ^ Hempel, C. G. The Logical Analysis of psychology. 1935.