%A Peter Carruthers %J Mind and language %T Conscious thinking: language or elimination? %X 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. %N 4 %K conscious thinking, language in thought, self-knowledge %E Sarah Patterson %V 13 %D 1998 %I Blackwell %L cogprints1203