Gilbert Ryle
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Philosophy of Mind
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Synopsis:
  • The mind is not a separate substance but simply a domain of discourse
  • The mental vocabulary does not refer to the structure of something, but simply to the way somebody behaves or will behave
  • The mind "is" the behavior of the body
  • Physical objects exist, mental objects are merely vocabulary
  • There is no difference between body and mind, except for the language we use to talk of them
  • Descartes invented a myth: the mind inside the body ("the ghost in the machine")

See also the review of "Concept of Mind"
(Copyright © 2005 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions - Termini d'uso )