Quotation by Willard Van Orman Quine

If there is a case for mental events and mental states, it must be that the positing of them, like the positing of molecules, has some indirect systematic efficacy in the development of theory.
Willard Van Orman Quine (b. 1908), U.S. professor of philosophy (Harvard University). Word and Object, p. 264, MIT Press (1960).
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