Ryle on Mind and Language

Hardcover | March 4, 2015

EditorD. Dolby

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Gilbert Ryle is acknowledged as a major figure in twentieth-century philosophy and yet discussions of Ryle's own writings are rare. This is a great pity, since his work is philosophically rich and the arguments and positions he develops are often subtler and more persuasive than those ascribed to him. In this collection, leading scholars engage with Ryle's writings on topics such as the concept of thinking, the explanation of action, the notion of a category mistake, and the analysis of hypotheticals. Together the essays demonstrate the continuing relevance of Ryle's arguments to these areas of philosophy. The contributors are Maria Alvarez, Jonathan Dancy, Hans-Johann Glock, Christoph Pfisterer, Bede Rundle, Paul Snowdon, Rowland Stout, Julia Tanney, and Roger Teichmann.

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Gilbert Ryle is acknowledged as a major figure in twentieth-century philosophy and yet discussions of Ryle's own writings are rare. This is a great pity, since his work is philosophically rich and the arguments and positions he develops are often subtler and more persuasive than those ascribed to him. In this collection, leading schola...

David Dolby teaches Philosophy at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Previously he was a Lecturer at the University of Reading, UK. He has published a number of articles on the philosophy of logic and language and is currently writing a monograph on Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics together with Severin Schroeder.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:196 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:March 4, 2015Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230360939

ISBN - 13:9780230360938

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Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors

Introduction

1. Ryle and Strawson on Category Mistakes; Jonathan Dancy

2. Nothing Categorical on Categories; Hans-Johann Glock

3. Ryle on Hypotheticals; Roger Teichmann

4. Ryle on Motives and Dispositions; Maria Alvarez

5. Ryle's Conceptions of Emotional Behaviour; Rowland Stout

6. What is Le Penseur Really Doing?; Paul F. Snowdon

7. A Peg For Some Thoughts; Julia Tanney

8. Ryle on Perception; Christoph C. Pfisterer

9. Mental Occurrences and Terminus Verbs; Bede Rundle