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eliminate

(ĭ-lĭm′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. elimi·nated, elimi·nating, elimi·nates
1. To get rid of; remove: an effort to eliminate homelessness; eliminated his enemies.
2.
a. To leave out or omit from consideration; reject: For now, let's eliminate from the discussion the possibility of failure.
b. To remove from consideration by defeating, as in a contest.
3. Mathematics To remove (an unknown quantity) by combining equations.
4. Physiology To excrete (bodily wastes).

e·lim′i·na′tion n.
e·lim′i·na′tive, e·lim′i·na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.
e·lim′i·na′tor n.

eliminate

(ē-lĭm′ĭ-nāt)
To expel; to rid the body of waste material.
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Even if we are persuaded of this, however, the question is still whether this eliminative cognitive account is the right one.
This does not mean, however, that the content of all behavior and language can be transferred to computers, as some eliminative materialists and functionalists believe.
According to Ayurveda, repeated flushing of water with colonic therapy may weaken the mucous membrane and dry the colon, further disrupting the eliminative function of rata.
She said: "The skin is the body's largest eliminative organ.
They fret or cry when the alimentary tract or the eliminative organs are not functioning smoothly, and they express demands and discomforts through crying and body language.
This continual stimulation activates many physical processes--digestive, eliminative, sensory and those of the reticular formation.
To followers of Whitehead, no other philosophical system is capable of providing such a credible alternative to eliminative materialism on the one hand and dualism on the other.
For Wiru, it seems unlikely that ideas about wealth can be simply reduced to transformations of retentive and eliminative pleasures developed in the anal stage.
For while Davidson is a big mind (despite his hidden debt to Continental thinking), Rorty's own contributions to philosophy, such as his work on eliminative materialism, in distinction, say, to his contributions to intellectual history, are very spongy indeed.
Those philosophers take this to be a serious objection to eliminative materialism.
My major concern is that Dickerson sets up his argument as if the only alternatives are substance dualism or eliminative materialism, necessitating a choice between the Shire and the Matrix.
Goodman argues essentially that free will is straightforwardly incompatible with determinism from the Buddhist's eliminative perspective of the self because without any such entity as a self, if all behavior is impersonally determined there can be no such entity as a responsible agent.