Ryle, Gilbert

   b. 1900, Brighton; d. 1976
   Philosopher
   Gilbert Ryle was an exponent of analytic behaviourism, the theory that statements about mind can be translated, without loss of meaning, into statements about actual or possible behaviours. He held that many philosophical misconceptions have their basis in ‘category mistakes’, whereby objects and attributes relating to one logical category are misrepresented as belonging to another. In his most influential work, The Concept of Mind (1949), Ryle delivered an assault on Cartesian dualism. Descartes’s view that mind and body are absolutely distinct (disparagingly described by Ryle as the doctrine of ‘the ghost in the machine’) constitutes a classic example of a category mistake. Attributes such as consciousness, which are subsumed erroneously under the category of mind, are, on analysis, reducible to behaviour.
   See also: philosophy
   ROD PATERSON

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  • RYLE (G.) — RYLE GILBERT (1900 1976) Le philosophe anglais Gilbert Ryle fit ses études de philosophie à Oxford, fut nommé lecteur en 1924 et, en 1925, tuteur (tutor ) à Christ Church College. De 1945 à 1968, il est «Waynflete professor of metaphysical… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gilbert Ryle — (Brighton, 19 de agosto de 1900 – Oxford, 6 de octubre de 1976) fue un filósofo, representante de la escuela filosófica de Oxford. Se le considera uno de los miembros destacados de la llamada escuela analítica. La tesis central de la filosofía… …   Wikipedia Español

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