“Understanding the types of language in behavioural science” is the title of an article I wrote for Behavior and Philosophy. It is written as a reaction to an article by Phil Reed in the same journal. Both articles appeared this year (2023; I wrote my article in April 2023), although they have 2022 as the year of publication. Reed describes the role of the concept of intensionality in my father’s work, Ullin T. Place. According to Reed, Ullin’s work on intensionality is relevant for “understanding the types of language that could be used in explanations given by behavioural science.” This explains the title of my article, in which I describe Ullin’s view on languages in behavioural science in Part I, followed by a criticism of Reed’s article in Part II. Criticising Reed was necessary because his presentation of Ullin’s views is misleading, to say the least. Readers interested only in Ullin’s work can skip Part II.

Place, T. W. (2022). Understanding the types of language in behavioural science: Reply to Phil Reed on the work of Ullin T. Place. Behavior and Philosophy50, 52-64. behavior.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/BP-v50-Place.pdf

Reed, P. (2022). The concept of intensionality in the work of Ullin T. Place. Behavior and Philosophy50, 20-38. behavior.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/BPv50-Reed.pdf

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