Gilbert Ryle


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Gilbert Ryle (19 August 1900 – 6 October 1976), was a British philosopher, a representative of the generation of British ordinary language philosophers who shared Wittgenstein's approach to philosophical problems, and is principally known for his critique of Cartesian dualism, for which he coined the phrase "the ghost in the machine." Some of his ideas in the philosophy of mind have been... more »

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  • When the epistemologists' concept of consciousness first became popular, it seems to have been in part a transformed application of the Protestant notion of conscience. ... "Consciousness" was importe...
    Gilbert Ryle (1900-1976), British philosopher (Oxford University). The Concept of Mind, p. 159, Hutchinson & Company (1949).
  • ''Man need not be degraded to a machine by being denied to be a ghost in a machine.''
    Gilbert Ryle (1900-1976), Eminent British philosopher, O.. The Concept of Mind, p. 328, Hutchinson & Company (1949).
  • ''... my today's self perpetually slips out of any hold of it that I may try to take.''
    Gilbert Ryle (1900-1976), Eminent British philosopher, O.. The Concept of Mind, p. 196, Hutchinson & Company (1949).
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