TY - GEN ID - cogprints1203 UR - http://cogprints.org/1203/ A1 - Carruthers, Peter Y1 - 1998/// N2 - Do we conduct our conscious propositional thinking in natural language? Or is such language only peripherally related to human conscious thought-processes? In this paper I shall present a partial defence of the former view, by arguing that the only real alternative is eliminativism about conscious propositional thinking. Following some introductory remarks, I shall state the argument for this conclusion, and show how that conclusion can be true. Thereafter I shall defend each of the three main premises in turn. PB - Blackwell KW - conscious thinking KW - language in thought KW - self-knowledge TI - Conscious thinking: language or elimination? AV - public ER -