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Author: Daniel C. Dennett,Gilbert Ryle
ISBN13: 978-0226732954
Title: The Concept of Mind
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Language: English
Category: Philosophy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press (May 15, 1984)
Pages: 348

The Concept of Mind by Daniel C. Dennett,Gilbert Ryle

The Concept of Mind book. This now-classic work challenges what Ryle calls philosophy's. According to Ryle, the philosophy of mind was put on a shaky foundations by Descartes and his followers. When Descartes divided the world into mind and matter, the first private and the other public, he created several awkward problems: How do we know other people have minds? How do the realms of matter and mind interact?

R.,239 on (Shipping charges may apply) R.,605 kart (FREE Delivery). This work challenges what Glbert Ryle calls philosophy's "official theory", the Cartesian "myth" of the separation of mind and matter. Users who liked this book, also liked. The Concept of Mind (English). The Enemy Within : Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin (English). The Ethics ; Treatise On The Emendation Of The Intellect ; Selected Letters - (Latin) (English). MODAL LOGIC AS METAPHYSICS C (English). Realism and the Background of Phenomenology (English). Adventures in Missing the Point (English)

The Concept of Mind is a 1949 book by philosopher Gilbert Ryle, in which the author argues that "mind" is "a philosophical illusion hailing chiefly from René Descartes and sustained by logical errors and 'category mistakes' which have become habitual.

The concept of mind, on the other hand, is the concept of some indefinite part of a person's body that thinks and acts in a socially acceptable way. Clearly, having and using a body is crucial to the concept of mind, whereas a ghost is by definition an incorporeal entity. A person can lose his mind, be out of his mind, mind his own business and bear things in mind, but he can do none of these things without a body. Ryle, though he uses the word 'person' throughout his critique, never addresses the logical grammar of personhood. Now with respect to the human body being a machine, somebody needs to issue a recall. Though wonderfully complex in its myriad systems and subsystems, the human body-like all organisms-is designed by nature for one purpose and one purpose only, to survive long enough to reproduce itself and then die.

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Infobox Philosopher region Western Philosophers era 20th-century philosophy color . Some of his ideas in the philosophy of mind have been referred to as "behaviourist" (not to be confused with the psychological behaviourism of B. F. Skinner and John B. Watson)

First published in 1949, Gilbert Ryle’s The Concept of Mind is one of the classics of twentieth-century philosophy. Described by Ryle as a ‘sustained piece of analytical hatchet-work’ on Cartesian dualism, The Concept of Mind is a radical and controversial attempt to jettison once and for all what Ryle called ‘the ghost in the machine’: Descartes’ argument that mind and body are two separate entities

The Concept of Mind,' he tells us, 'was a philosophical book written with a meta-philosophical purpose. I wanted to apply, and be seen to be applying to some large-scale philosophical crux the answer to the question that had preoccupied us in the 1920s, and especially in the 1930s, the question namely 'What constitutes a philosophical problem; and what is the way to solve it?'. by the late 1940s it was time, I thought, to exhibit. Dennett, Daniel, 1969, Content and Consciousness, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Gibson, J. 1975, Cognition and Reality, San Francisco: Freeman. Ryle, Gilbert, 'Phenomenology Versus 'The Concept of Mind ',' 1962, in Collected Essays, vols.

This now-classic work challenges what Ryle calls philosophy's "official theory," the Cartesians "myth" of the separation of mind and matter. Ryle's linguistic analysis remaps the conceptual geography of mind, not so much solving traditional philosophical problems as dissolving them into the mere consequences of misguided language. His plain language and esstentially simple purpose place him in the traditioin of Locke, Berkeley, Mill, and Russell.
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Gilbert Ryle wrote this classic exposition on the mind-body problem in philosophy with a view to dissipate a myth fundamental to religion and philosophy. His cogent exposition leads us to see mind in persons as other than a "Ghost in a Machine." More than this, though, his comprehensive scrutiny of the many elements of the life of the mind constitutes an incisive study of the synergy of mind and body in an integrated life. Ryle exercises consummate skill in avoiding technical jargon to present a refreshing style for treatment of a difficult and elusive subject. One of his favorite analogies is to compare a study of thinking as "like trying to catch a jellyfish with a fine hook." A thoughtful and careful reader will revel in Ryle's success with his daunting task.
For anyone who felt even slightly uncomfortable while reading Descartes' meditations, but didn't quite know why, this is a great book. Ryle makes a real effort to get his point across with numerous examples and even though his ideas are dense, it makes for a fairly easy read. Although Ryle's philosophy does have some issues of its own, it is a very thought provoking alternative to Descartes' mind body dualism.
I will make this review short and sweet. I was hoping to avoid paying an outragous price for the kindle edition of the 2000 re-release of Concept of Mind (with forward by Daniel Dennett). Thus, I bought this edition.

This is a mistake, because as inexpensive as this edition is, I got what I payed for. There are typos about every 2 paragraphs or so. I tried to read it for several pages, but ultimately gave up, as the typos are too distracting.

I will probably find this used somewhere, as the 2000 rereleased edition (kindle format) is simply too expensive.
A worthwhile read to contrast with the Cartesian distinction between mind and body.
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The Concept of Mind
The Gilbert Ryle book was as wished for.
I heard and talked with Gilbert Ryle years ago (1968) in Edinburgh and always needed to buy the book--for the price it was a treat--and the book was in good condition.
Years ago (1968) Gilbert Ryle was a lecturer in a course I was following at the University of Edinburg. Looking over an old notebook I found notes on a lecture of his then with a note not to forget to buy The Concept of Mind. I finally bought it from Amazon just weeks ago and found myself back as a graduate student and amateur thinker. I became a college professor myself and was pleased to revisit some of my formation through this book--still well and deeply thought and written.
This book is well written and thought provoking. It's a very good read.